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Investigation into Khashoggi lawyer ‘requested by US’: UAE

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The UAE embassy to Washington on Monday said that Asim Ghafoor, a US citizen and Jamal Khashoggi’s former lawyer, was initially investigated by Emirati authorities following a request by the US. Ghafoor was a lawyer for Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. He was detained in July while traveling through Dubai International Airport on tax evasion charges, although the US disputed the UAE’s initial claim that it had sought his arrest. This week, the UAE doubled down on its claim of a US request. “[We received] an official reques…

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