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Authorities probing immigrant Saudi sisters’ mystery deaths

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    dubteedub
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    So it looks like the Saudis are continuing their trend of slaying Virginia residents after murdering Khasoggi last month. This is a disgrace and it is baffling that the US government is not taking...

    Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week.

    The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about 225 miles from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and were reported missing in August.

    As of Tuesday, investigators still had not determined how they died. The sisters’ bodies were taped together and facing each other, but had no obvious signs of trauma, police said. They were both fully clothed.

    Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday.

    So it looks like the Saudis are continuing their trend of slaying Virginia residents after murdering Khasoggi last month.

    This is a disgrace and it is baffling that the US government is not taking a stronger position against them.

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    1. cfabbro
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      Just because you want it to be true that the Saudi government did this, doesn't mean that it is so. I am no fan of the House of Saud or Saudi Arabia either, but I very, very much doubt they would...

      Just because you want it to be true that the Saudi government did this, doesn't mean that it is so. I am no fan of the House of Saud or Saudi Arabia either, but I very, very much doubt they would commit an extrajudicial killing on US soil of two girls who are basically of no consequence to them whatsoever. So how about we wait for some more facts to come to light in this case before throwing around baseless accusations?

      Police said the sisters left their family home and were placed in a shelter after an earlier disappearance, in December 2017.

      Especially when that line seems to suggest that there is potentially some ongoing family dispute that has caused them to run away before.

      p.s. You also misspelled Khashoggi and your phrasing seem to be trying to suggest/imply he was killed in Virginia, which is absolutely not the case.

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