‘Justice for Jamal Khashoggi’ – van drives poster around Newcastle United’s stadium after Saudi takeover

A van drove a poster around Newcastle United’s St James’ Park stadium bearing the message “Justice for Jamal Khashoggi” on Sunday as the club’s new era under Saudi Arabian ownership began.

Last week Newcastle were bought from Mike Ashley by a consortium made up by financial firm Reuben Brothers, the businesswoman Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners, and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), which funded 80 per cent of the deal.

PIF is chaired by Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the country’s crown price who was found likely to have authorised the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a CIA report. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi regime, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

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