UN formally: murder on Khashoggi planned and executed by Saudi Arabia

There are evidences that the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul ” was planned and carried out by representatives of Saudi Arabia’. That says UN rapporteur for extrajudicial executions Agnès Callamard Thursday.

“The brutal murder of Khashoggi was intentionally and constitutes a violation of the most fundamental right, the right to life,” says Callamard in a communiqué. The last time she led a mission in Turkey in which light was shed on the death of the regeringskritische a journalist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

The rapporteur also draws from the use of diplomatic immunity to go all the way with impunity to murder.

Four months after the death of the journalist is his body still not found.

Riyadh remains in the meantime all responsibility deny. It puts the assassination into the shoes of ‘uncontrolled elements’. At the beginning of January in Saudi Arabia a trial against eleven suspects began. The attorney-general against five of them the death penalty demanded.

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