Saudi state implicated into Khashoggi killing: UN experts

khashoggi-1Source: Australian Muslim Times


The UN human rights investigator Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard  leading the international inquiry into the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi has obtained conclusive evidence implicating the Saudi government for the crime, calling it “a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the state of Saudi Arabia”, in a statement released on Thursday 7 February.

The interim report comes after a weeklong investigation in Turkey by her team of three international legal and forensic experts. The final report to the UN Human Rights Council will be presented in June 2019.

Saudi Arabia also “seriously undermined” Turkey’s efforts to investigate Khashoggi’s killing at  the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

“Woefully inadequate time and access was granted to Turkish investigators to conduct a professional and effective crime-scene examination and search required by international standards for investigation,” Callamard said.

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