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Vigil for Jamal Khashoggi held at Indiana State University Wednesday

It's been one year since the journalist's death
Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 12:24:07-04

TERRE HAUTE — Wednesday marks one year since the murder of journalist and Indiana State University alum Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

In the journalist's honor, ISU is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday in recognition of his courage and journalism advocacy.

It is believed that the Saudi government had ordered his death for being openly critical of the country's crown prince.

On Oct. 2, 2018, Khashoggi was visiting the Saudi embassy in Turkey to obtain marriage documents when he was assassinated.

The vigil for Khashoggi being held at ISU will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dede Plaza.

Khashoggi graduated from ISU in 1983, where he received a business administration degree.

The ISU alum was honored by Time magazine in 2018 as Person of the Year.

Indiana State will be awarding Khashoggi a posthumous 'Distinguished Alumni Award' on Friday, Oct. 11.

The Royal Embassy in Washington D.C. will also be hosting a candlelight vigil for Khashoggi on Wednesday.

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