Saudi minister questions neutrality of United Nations report on Khashoggi

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"I want to find out who will claim responsibility for it", 36-year-old Hatice Cengiz said in London on Monday, noting that "many questions" remain over the death of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had always been critical of Saudi Arabia's royal family, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.

Regarding the suspicion that the Saudi crown prince had been involved in the killing, Cengiz said, "I would rather wait for the outcome of the Saudi-led investigation to say something clear about this question".

Turkey praised the report, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeting: "Strongly endorse UN Rapporteur Agnes Callamard's recommendations for elucidating Khashoggi's murder & holding those responsible accountable".

Trump declined previous year to penalize Saudi Arabia over the killing.

Khashoggi, a Saudi exile in the United States who wrote op-eds critical of bin Salman for The Washington Post, was killed by a group of Saudi agents in that country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 of past year.

Khashoggi wrote newspaper columns critical of the crown prince, the country's de facto ruler, that were published in The Washington Post. But Callamard said some of the 15 were not among the 11 unnamed suspects facing a closed-door trial in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in Khashoggi's death, five of whom face the death penalty if convicted. The decisions were not directly linked to the report, but come after virulent criticism in the USA and Britain over the kingdom's four-year bombing campaign in Yemen.

"Another round of global embarrassment for (Saudi Arabia) is starting now".

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"I call on an worldwide criminal investigation to determine individual liabilities and to identify the best possible mechanisms for the delivery of this accountability", Callamard said. As a journalist, she said Khashoggi was "extraordinary" and that he was "fighting for democracy".

Pushing abet against critics who earn accused President Donald Trump of letting the Saudis off the hook after Khashoggi's loss of life, the legit, talking on the situation of anonymity, advised Reuters the message to the dominion is that it remains a "in particular warm yelp" and "they earn to get hang of it seriously".

The report said there was evidence that the crime scenes, including the consulate, had been "thoroughly, even forensically, cleaned" following the killing, indicating a cover up.

If a full and effective criminal investigation is not conducted by Member States, the only way to effectively pursue an investigation, requiring the cooperation of relevant Member States, would be through a resolution of the Security Council, under the appropriate Charter provisions.

The Saudi crown prince must have been aware of the cover-up efforts, Callamard said.

"Callamard's sage underscores that there shall be no justice for Jamal Khashoggi except Congress steps up", Utilize Berschinski, a outmoded Obama-generation Yell Department legit and Senior Vice President for Coverage for the advocacy group Human Rights First advised ABC News.

She said Saudi Arabia has not contacted her so far and no details have been shared on the issue. Berschinski talked about. "The long term safety of American citizens, and that of heroic activists across the area, is dependent on it".

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