Khashoggi murder: Interpol issues red notice for 20 suspects

Leroy Wright
March 16, 2019

The Saudi human rights commission rejected calls for an worldwide investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's murder, saying they've already punished the killers who they refused to name or give any details about.

The head of the state-backed Saudi human-rights commission dismissed an worldwide investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as interference on Thursday, and said everyone accused was already facing justice in the kingdom.

Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban delivered his remarks to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva during a periodic review of the nation's human rights record.

The head of a Saudi delegation speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva insisted that his country was taking all the "measures required for us to resolve this heinous crime".

Khashoggi, who worked as a contributor for The Washington Post, was an outspoken critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives shortly after he entered the consulate October 2. He gave no names or other details, however, as the suspects' identities have not yet been made public.

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The suspects, he said, "were entitled to a fair trial. and none of their human rights have been violated, and they have been subjected to no form of torture or cruel and inhuman treatment".

The kingdom, he said, will not accept calls to "internationalize" the legal proceedings, which would be perceived as foreign interference with domestic affairs. "Such demands made upon us are tantamount to the global community doubting the integrity of our judicial apparatus and doubting the independence of our judiciary", he said.

Khashoggi's death sparked worldwide outrage and focused a global spotlight on the crown prince.

Riyadh, in turn, initially denied any knowledge of the journalist's whereabouts, but later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed with a drug injection and his body had been dismembered and taken out of the consulate.

The human rights review coincided with reports from Yemeni military officials that the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes which mistakenly killed and wounded forces allied with the government, who the coalition support. To date, the ongoing trial of 11 individuals for the murder has lacked transparency.

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