Skullduggery

Buried Treasure: “Everyday when I go into my car, i think it’s going to blow up”

October 24, 2018
32 min

As more details of Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder emerge, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman examine another recent time when the Saudi government went after another U.S.-based Saudi dissident. It was June 2015 and WikiLeaks released more that 60,000 cables from inside the Saudi Foreign Ministry. The leaks of the cables didn’t attract much news coverage at the time, but one cable has an eerie new relevance since Khashoggi’s murder. The cable involved U.S.-based Saudi dissident, Ali al-Ahmed, who became a target of the Saudi government. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak with Ali Al-Ahmed about his harrowing experience as the Saudi government attempted to neutralize Ahmed with a years-long campaign against him and his family.

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