Monday, 18 November, 2019

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials, United Nations expert finds

Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says UN expert Khashoggi 'victim of brutal killing, perpetrated by Saudi officials' - UN-led inquiry
Patty Aguilar | 08 February, 2019, 04:55

Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concluded that Saudi Arabia also undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Mr Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing" planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

Two US officials said this week that the Central Intelligence Agency stands by its "medium-to-high confidence" assessment that Prince Mohammed personally targeted Khashoggi, a former Saudi insider-turned-critic, and likely ordered his death.

The Saudi regime denies the Crown Prince had any involvement in the murder, but said the early stages of the UN-led reporting into the murder showed he "was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia".

It has arrested several senior Saudi officials, but the murder plunged the kingdom into one of its worst diplomatic crises. "It is also raising a number of worldwide implications which demand the urgent attention of the global community including the United Nations", she said.

Ms. Callamard is due to submits her final report in June to the UN Human Rights Council, including recommendations on formal criminal accountability.

"It has become a one-man rule", Khashoggi told FRANCE 24 in an interview past year.

Callamard said that she had "major concerns" about the fairness of proceedings for the 11 Saudis facing trial and had sought an official visit to the kingdom.

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The reporter said that he does not know whether President Donald Trump has been presented with this evidence.

After Khashoggi's first visit to the consulate on September 28, Saudi planning included "the travel of the three teams that carried out the operation; the presence of a lookalike of Mr Khashoggi who was seen leaving the consulate; the presence of a forensic doctor; the escape of the teams' members and, of course, the disposal of Mr Khashoggi's body", Ms Callard said.

Callamard had met Istanbul's chief prosecutor and the head of the Turkish secret service, as well as the Turkish foreign and justice ministers.

Her team was given access to parts of the audio recording obtained by Turkey's intelligence agency, but said they were unable to do a "deep technical examination" of the material. "We want everything to be clarified because there is an atrocity, there is a murder", Erdogan told an interview with state-run TRT television.

Turkish officials have been frustrated by what they say is a lack of co-operation by Riyadh and have called for an global inquiry.

Predicting little movement, a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday proposed a bill to cut off some weapons sales to Saudi Arabia including of tanks, long-range fighter jets and ordnance for automatic weapons. The prosecutor has said authorities were seeking the death penalty for five of the 11 indicted suspects.

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