Human Rights

UN rights boss calls for international role in Khashoggi inquiry

 

UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet has called for international experts to be involved in an independent investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, with access to evidence and witnesses.

In a statement on Tuesday, Bachelet also urged Saudi Arabia to reveal the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body, saying that a forensic examination and autopsy were crucial elements in an investigation into the “shockingly brazen crime” carried out in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.

At a memorial service for Khashoggi in London, his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, said there must be no cover-up, and called for western countries to demand justice.

Cengiz said she had been disappointed by some countries’ response to his death, singling out Donald Trump for “paving the way for a cover-up”.

Khashoggi’s fiancee said she believed that the Saudi government knew the whereabouts of his body, and that her life was turned upside down “on the horrible day that Jamal entered the Saudi consulate”.

“If only I had known there was such an evil bloodthirsty crew I would have done everything to stop him entering that building,” she said.

“We never imagined such a level of barbarity and evil.”

Cengiz described Khashoggi as a “patriot who felt it his duty to become the voice of the voiceless”.

She added: “He wrote what he believed and only wrote what he knew was right, and not what would satisfy the powerful.”

Western powers believe Erdoğan is still holding back evidence in a bid to back Prince Mohammed into a corner.

Turkey has yet to release an audio tape which was allegedly a recording of the killing of Khashoggi, or evidence to show that the 15 Saudi operatives inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul made four phone calls to the crown prince’s office, as pro-government Turkish media have claimed, based on leaked information.

Khashoggi’s remains have not been found but cars from the Saudi consulate went to the consul general’s residence, with one vehicle continuing to woodland on the edge of Istanbul.

Pro-government Turkish media have published new photos of cars owned by the Saudi diplomatic mission being cleaned before police were allowed to search them.

A driver who drove some of the Saudi team to the airport after Khashoggi’s murder told A Haber television that the men had appeared relaxed and cheerful, smoking and drinking alcohol on the way home.

Khashoggi’s death has caused a major diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia and has cast an unwelcome spotlight on bin Salman, whom many believe must have been aware of an operation that allegedly involved several members of his personal guard and trusted senior officials.

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects arrested by Riyadh as part of the Saudi investigation, including the 15 who were at the consulate, although the Saudi foreign minister insisted on Saturday that the men would be tried on Saudi soil.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (37)

  1. I simply want to say I am newbie to blogging and site-building and certainly liked your website. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with impressive writings. Bless you for sharing with us your website page.

  2. There a few intriguing points in time in this post but I do not know if every one of them center to heart. You can find some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I explore it further. Excellent article , thanks so we want more! Combined with FeedBurner too

  3. I dugg some of you post as I cerebrated they were handy extremely helpful

  4. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

  5. Hey, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  6. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite certain I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  7. I do trust all of the ideas you have presented to your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for beginners. May you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  8. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  9. I just need to share it with you that I am new to wordpress blogging and undeniably liked your post. Probably I am likely to store your blog post . You indeed have memorable article content. Get Pleasure From it for expressing with us your website article

  10. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  11. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

  12. My husband and i have been quite fulfilled Jordan managed to finish up his investigation through the entire ideas he acquired from your very own blog. It is now and again perplexing to just always be offering facts which often men and women could have been trying to sell. And we also acknowledge we have the blog owner to appreciate for this. These explanations you made, the easy blog menu, the relationships your site help to instill – it’s mostly amazing, and it’s really assisting our son and us reason why this topic is thrilling, which is exceedingly vital. Thank you for all!

  13. Keep all the articles coming. I love reading through your things. Cheers.

  14. There may be noticeably a bundle to find out about this. I assume you made certain good points in options also.

  15. I have seen loads of useful points on your internet site about computers. However, I’ve the judgment that notebook computers are still not quite powerful enough to be a good choice if you generally do tasks that require a great deal of power, such as video editing. But for world-wide-web surfing, statement processing, and the majority of other popular computer work they are okay, provided you may not mind the small screen size. Thank you sharing your opinions.

  16. Very interesting details you have remarked, regards for putting up. “In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.” by Elizabeth Ashley.

  17. Magnificent website. Plenty of useful information here. I’m sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  18. You have mentioned very interesting points ! ps decent internet site . “The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.” by Horace.

  19. You are so cool man, the post on your blogs are super great.*-“`

  20. Good – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, web site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task.

  21. I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  22. hello!,I like your writing very much! proportion we communicate extra approximately your article on AOL? I require an expert in this area to solve my problem. Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to peer you.

  23. I have been checking out many of your stories and i can state pretty nice stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog.

  24. Hi my family member! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include approximately all important infos. I’d like to peer more posts like this.

  25. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

  26. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  27. Great ¡V I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, web site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Excellent task..

  28. I have seen similar about this expression. But it seems your’s is different and best.

  29. Altogether satisfactory article . I couldn’t accord more on the message provided.

    What do you reflect on about my locate ? chateau cheval blanc

  30. I have recently started a site, the information you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. “So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.” by William Shakespeare.

  31. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance. I must say that you’ve done a great job with this. In addition, the blog loads very quick for me on Opera. Outstanding Blog!

  32. I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i’m satisfied to exhibit that I have a very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I most for sure will make sure to do not fail to remember this site and give it a look regularly.

  33. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  34. I wish to express my affection for your kind-heartedness for men and women who need help on the field. Your real commitment to getting the message across became definitely effective and has without exception encouraged workers much like me to arrive at their ambitions. Your personal invaluable hints and tips implies so much to me and a whole lot more to my office workers. Thank you; from everyone of us.

Comment here