first_imgKhashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh offered contradictory explanations for his disappearance, before saying Khashoggi was killed after a government attempt to persuade him to return to Saudi Arabia from Turkey “failed.”Maas’ office in Berlin could not release the names of the 18 Saudi citizens because of German privacy rules, according to the Guardian.Im Fall #Khashoggi haben wir weiterhin mehr Fragen als Antworten. Haben uns eng mit Frankreich & Großbritannien abgestimmt. Deutschland hat Verfahren angestoßen,um 18 saudische Staatsangehörige,die mutmaßlich im Zusammenhang mit der Tat stehen,mit Einreisesperren zu belegen.— Heiko Maas (@HeikoMaas) November 19, 2018The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions targeting 17 Saudi officials. Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced the same day that it is seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Khashoggi. Germany imposed travel bans on 18 Saudi nationals alleged to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.“As before, there are more questions than answers in this case,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday while unveiling the sanction, Deutche Welle reported. The ban covers the Schengen area of border-free travel, Maas said, adding that he has coordinated the decision with France and the U.K. (the latter is not part of Schengen).The 18 Saudis are “allegedly connected to this crime,” Maas said. Also On POLITICO Trump hails Saudis as ‘spectacular ally’ in wake of CIA Khashoggi reports By Quint Forgey Trump administration slaps sanctions on Saudis over Khashoggi’s death By JESUS RODRIGUEZlast_img