Fiance of Slain Journalist Khashoggi Calls for Global Criminal Probe

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fiance is urging the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate his killing after a new report concluded Saudi Arabia is responsible.Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish citizen, said Tuesday on the sidelines at the Human Rights Council there is "an urgent need" for an international criminal probe into Khasshoggi's "premeditated murder."Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and U.S. resident, was killed October 2 while at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his wedding. He wrote a monthly column for the Post in which he criticized the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Interview: UN Special Rapporteur Callamard on Khashoggi ReportTeaser DescriptionVOA’s Geneva Stringer Lisa Schlein interviews Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, regarding her report on the killing of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal KhashoggiCengiz's appeal came after Wednesday's release of a report by United Nations extrajudicial executions investigator Agnes Callamard. Her report found "credible evidence" linking Crown Prince Mohammed to the killing.Callamard called on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to launch a probe into Khashoggi's murder, saying at the council event "the world cannot afford to turn a blind eye."The Saudi Kingdom initially said it was unaware of the murder but later blamed it on rogue agents, while Saudi prosecutors cleared the crown prince of any responsibility.State Department: No Conclusion Reached in Khashoggi DeathThe U.S. State Department said Saturday that the government had not  reached a conclusion about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Trump administration took issue with reports that, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. Cengiz was waiting outside the consulate while Khashoggi was murdered inside. She said she is still struggling to recover from her fiance's death, noting Khashoggi's body has not been found."Since I couldn't see his... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Fiance of Slain Journalist Khashoggi Calls for Global Criminal Probe, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Fiance of Slain Journalist Khashoggi Calls for Global Criminal Probe





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Published By: VOA NEWS - Tuesday, 25 June



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