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Calls for Turkey to disclose evidence it has on fate of Khashoggi

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Oslo25 Conference in London, on 29 September, 2018 [Jehan Alfarra/Middle East Monitor]
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Oslo25 Conference in London, on 29 September, 2018 [Jehan Alfarra/Middle East Monitor]

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in UK yesterday called on Turkey to disclose all the evidence it has regarding the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

This, the group said, is ever more urgent following statements by Turkish officials that “the initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate.”

Turkish authorities believed a group of 15 Saudi nationals were “most certainly involved” in the matter.

The organisation stressed that the publication of the material will strengthen the Turkish position at the international level and reassure activists in Turkey and the world that the operation was carried out in a building controlled by Saudi security services.

It also called on Turkey to use its diplomatic avenues to stir up international pressure on Saudi and urge the kingdom to assume full responsibility of what happened to Khashoggi.

Read: UK rights groups call on Saudi to reveal Khashoggi whereabouts

So much for Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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