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Saudi Dissident And Friend Of Khashoggi Promises To 'Keep Fighting'

Omar Abdulaziz is still trying to prevent the government of Saudi Arabia from silencing dissidents and journalists after the killing of his friend, journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A Saudi Arabia flag behind barbed wires is seen in the backyard of the Saudi Arabian consulate on Oct. 11, 2018, in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Before he was killed, journalist Jamal Khashoggi gave $5,000 to a friend to create an online group aimed at drowning out the reported hundreds of pro-government trolls on Twitter. Those trolls criticized and tried to silence Khashoggi, and they are still trying to silence his friend — Omar Abdulaziz.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Abdulaziz (@oamaz7 about his efforts to prevent the government from silencing dissidents and journalists. He says thousands of dissidents and political activists are being jailed inside Saudi Arabia and outside the country.

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