The malware allows the perpetrator to infect mobile phones without the knowledge or consent of their user and can subsequently access the entirety of their data including their messages, phone calls, microphone, camera, location and more.
Due to the monopoly on political power held by the Saudi monarchy, with the Prince acting as its de-facto leader, it is unquestionable that he had ordered, or had concrete knowledge of Khashoggi’s killing as it happened.
The Ministry of Defence has revealed that Saudi pilots have undergone test-bombings at British ‘air weapon ranges’ in cooperation with the RAF.
The arrest of former Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Batati by military police on Monday 24th August for protesting outside Downing Street against the British government’s sale of arms to the Saudis for their invasion in Yemen was a clear enough indicator as to how the British government and the Ministry of Defence in particular view anyone attempting to speak out against any wrongdoings.
Andrew Gibson explores the crisis unfolding in Yemen, the role of the West, and what can be done to help.