The State Department publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul's Saudi Arabian consulate late last year, according to the Associated Press. The designation reportedly makes the 16 people and their family members ineligible for entry into the U.S. The list reportedly includes Saud al-Qahtani—a former aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—and Maher Mutreb, who was part of the crown prince’s foreign travel “entourage.” After the Saudi government denied having anything to do with Khashoggi’s disappearance, officials eventually confirmed that he had died. The CIA reportedly concluded that it was the crown prince himself who ordered Khashoggi's killing after he had written a number of columns critical to the Saudi government and the crown prince in the Post.
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