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Saudi investment site hacked to show an image of slain journalist Khashoggi

A Saudi Arabian website promoting an upcoming investment event was hacked earlier today, showing Mohammed Bin Salman, the Kingdom’s prince, wielding a sword over slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The site which is called “Future Investment Initiative,” promotes an investment conference referred to as “Davos in the Desert” which is held annually in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Following the murder of Washington Post journalist Khashoggi, the Kingdom fell under heavy scrutiny from US lobbyists, tech executives and lawmakers. Major media and tech companies like CNBC news and Uber pulled out of the event.

The image was posted earlier today, just a day before the conference. The caption accompanying the image read:

“For the sake of security for children worldwide, we urge all countries to put sanction on the Saudi regime,” the website reportedly read. “The regime, aligned with the United States, must be kept responsible for its barbaric and inhumane action, such as killing its own citizen Jamal Khashoggi and thousands of innocent people in Yemen.”

The hacker also uploaded three YouTube videos, which included Trump’s meeting with Bin Salman followed by some graphic scenes from slain Yemenites. The videos were posted by an account with the username bestnews2030, wich was created just a day ago.

CBC News producer, Nahayat Tizhoosh tweeted that the website is up and running now.