>> A prominent Saudi commentator has not been seen since walking into this building, the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. His fiance, who didn't want to show her face, told Reuters she saw him go in at 1 PM and was still waiting for him at 1 AM. Back today, she is trying to find out where is Jamal.
Turkish officials confirm he's still inside the consulate. Jamal Khashoggi is an insider that's now on the out. Once an advisor and friend of Saudis, royal and elite, he now lives in self-exile in the US and is an outspoken critic of his government policies. He says the authorities had told him to stop Tweeting.
This is him talking at a conference in London. He's spoken out about his country's policies towards Kasar, the war in Yemen, and a crackdown on dissent that's seen dozens of activists, intellectuals and clerics detained. In Saudi Arabia, the media are controlled and criticism of the royal family can lead to prison.
Public protests are banned. Jamal went to the consulate to secure documentation of his divorce, so that he could remarry. The consulate said it had no comment when asked why he never came out.