Jeff Bezos posts enigmatic tweet on Jamal Khashoggi after report of Saudi Prince hacking his phone
In his first reaction since an explosive report claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the hacking of his phone, Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos on Thursday tweeted a photo of slain Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's memorial service.
In a cryptic tweet, Jeff Bezos just wrote #Jamal with a photo from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial a year ago.
On Wednesday, The Guardian published a report in which it said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos with an encrypted message on May 1, 2018. This was five months before the planned murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was ambushed and killed inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey in October 2018.
Saudi Crown Prince was directly accused of being involved in the conspiracy and murder of Jamal Khashoggi, who was critical in his reporting on Saudi Arabia.
Jeff Bezos has not made a public statement on the claims made by The Guardian while Saudi Arabia has denied the charges.
Meanwhile, UN experts have demanded an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that the Saudi Crown Prince was involved in the hacking of Jeff Bezos's phone.
Accoridng to Reuters, UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday they had information pointing to the "possible involvement" of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack, which preceded alleged threats by the National Enquirer to publish intimate photographs of the billionaire tech tycoon.