In a recent interview with Mehdi Hassan, Jamal Khashoggi said that Mohammad Bin Salman does not have any major threats like Afghanistan or other countries have in form of militants. But still, Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) is curbing writers, social activists, and intellectuals in Saudi Arabia. Jamal Khashoggi can be heard saying that the majority of people in the prisons of Saudi Arabia are not even dissidents or against the reforms brought by Mohammad Bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia is under tremendous pressure from international community and global forces since Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi embassy in Turkey on 2nd of October 2018. Previously denying involvement, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Jamal Khashoggi was killed during fistfight at its embassy in Turkey. Saudi admission came after almost 18 days of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.