Remember Jamal Khashoggi

by Blair McDougall in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Remember Jamal Khashoggi
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On 17th October 2021 we successfully raised £1,205 with 58 supporters in 7 days

Show Newcastle United's new owner we remember Jamal Khashoggi.

by Blair McDougall in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

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Any leftover funds will be donated to Amnesty International to help highlight the plight of Saudi human rights. Similarly, should we fail to raise the costs of a billboard, we will donate the total to Amnesty. 

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was one of the most shocking acts by a dictatorship in recent years. Now the man responsible for his brutal killing has bought Newcastle United football club. This funder seeks to erect a billboard or billboard with Kashoggi's face around Newcastle's ground to show that football cannot be used to sportswash human rights abuses. 

In 2018 Mr Khashoggi was invited to his country's consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents that would allow him to get married to his fiancee who waited outside for him. He never walked out. 

Newcastle's new owner, Mohammed Bin Salman, flew a team of 15 Saudi agents to Turkey and inside the embassy, they drugged Kashoggi, suffocated him with a plastic bag and then dismembered his body with a bone saw. Jamal Kashoggi's only crime was being a journalist who had criticised the Saudi regime.

Human rights groups, governments around the world and even a UN investigation have concluded Prince Bin Salman was behind this murder. 

We might not be able to improve human rights for Saudis but we can show we remember Khashoggi and embarrass Newcastle's new owners by making sure others don't forget him too.

Every penny given will go to erecting a billboard or billboards near St James Park stadium in Newcastle. Any additional funds, or if we fall short of the cost of a billboard, will be sent to Amnesty international. There will be no admin costs. 

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