Khashoggi fiancee slams international ‘passivity’ to Saudi
BRUSSELS: The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi denounced on Tuesday (Dec 3) the international community's passivity towards Saudi Arabia, 14 months after the journalist's murder.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and US resident, was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents while at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork ahead of his wedding to Hatice Cengiz.
Speaking alongside Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Cengiz deplored that "there has been no significant action by the international community" since a UN report on the murder in June.
"This is not a file that can be closed like this. For me, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is the most inhuman murder of the modern era," she said.
"I want it to continue to disturb people. Some people have to lose sleep over it," she added.
The report by Callamard had found "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the killing.
Callamard, who does not speak for the United Nations but reports her findings to it, had called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to initiate an international criminal investigation into the case.
"We are calling for an international investigation, that is what I am personally calling for and working towards," Cengiz said.
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