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The UN has found Saudi Arabia guilty of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Riyadh denies this

Riyadh denies the charges, as it conducts its own investigation.

Jamal Khashoggi  Photo AFP

The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Kalamar, said that according to available data, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman and other high-ranking officials of the country are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . This was reported by Reuters.

Kalamar called on world leaders to extend sanctions by including the Crown Prince and his personal assets, until he proves that he is not responsible for the killing of Khashoggi .

The attempt to kidnap him is also a violation of international human rights law. […] Both investigations conducted by Saudi Arabia and Turkey do not meet international standards for conducting investigations on illegal deaths

Agnes Kalamar

The Special Rapporteur added that Saudi Arabia should apologize to Turkey, the United States and the family of Jamal Khashoggi , and also plead guilty to his murder and stop the trial of 11 suspects.

On October 20, 2018, Saudi Arabia recognized that Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a fight in the consulate general on October 2. On the day of the murder, the reporter came to the diplomatic representation for divorce documents, after which he disappeared. In November 2018, the United States imposed sanctions against 17 Saudis because of possible involvement in the murder of a journalist.

The body of Khashoggi has not yet been discovered. According to the Saudi prosecutor, his body was dismembered and taken out of the building of the consulate general.

On November 17, 2018, The Washington Post reported that the CIA recognized the Saudi prince as the organizer of the assassination of journalist Khashoggi . In December 2018, it became known that before his death the journalist suspected that his correspondence was intercepted by the Saudi authorities. At the same time, Khashoggi became the winner of the multi-year nomination “Person of the Year” according to Time magazine.

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