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Khashoggi fiancee slams international passivity to Saudi

The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi denounced on Tuesday 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 Agn?s 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 ..


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