Three and a half months after the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul, a Saudi dissident revealed that he was similarly lured into the Gulf country’s embassy in Lebanon – and would have also met a gruesome end had he not been accompanied by bodyguards.
Maan al-Jaraba, the leader of the Saudi opposition group Harakat al-Karama (Movement for Dignity), spoke to online news outlet Lebanon Debate about the trap set up against him in September – only days before Khashoggi’s assassination.
In a phone call with Al-Manar TV Channel, Al-Jarba clarified that he was invited by the Saudi officials to meet at KSA’s embassy in Beirut, adding that he rejected to meet them there.
Al-Jarba added that he met with the officials at an apartment which belongs to the Saudi embassy, pointing that he was guarded Lebanese security forces, which irritated the hosts.
Source: Al-Manar Website and other websites