Has Saudi Arabia got away with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?
A UN report on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi has said there is credible evidence linking the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to the crime. Nick Hopkins and Stephanie Kirchgaessner discuss the killing and the fallout in Saudi Arabia and among its allies. Plus: Patrick Timmons on the political reaction to the deaths of a father and daughter in the Rio Grande
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Presented by Anushka Asthana with Nick Hopkins, Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Patrick Timmons; produced by Elizabeth Cassin and Zoe Gelber; executive producers Phil Maynard and Nicole Jackson
Fri 28 Jun 2019 03.00 BST
A report on Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination published last week by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, said the murder was premeditated and that the state of Saudi Arabia was responsible under international human rights law.
This week, she presented the report to the UN human rights council as the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman – the man she believes liable for the murder – flew to Japan for a G20 summit.
The Guardian’s head of investigations, Nick Hopkins, and its US investigations correspondent, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, discuss the findings and the political reaction, and reveal they have been warned they could be targets of Saudi government hackers.