The fiancée of a Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi paid a visit to the European Parliament today in an effort to champion his values.
“I’m here not only as the fiancée of Jamal [Khashoggi] but also for the values he fought for, values he wanted for the people in his own country, the people of the Arab world,” Hatice Cengiz said during her visit to Brussels.
Khashoggi was last seen walking in to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 October. Saudi has since admitted he was murdered on its premises in a “premeditated” attack but denies that its Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, had a hand in the journalist’s death.
She added that she hopes her visit will help push for sanctions on Saudi Arabia.
At a press conference with Cengiz, Pier Antonio Panzeri, an Italian MEP, said he is determined to clarify the facts of the killing, adding: “The European Parliament is not satisfied with the progress made up to now.”
He added that regardless of Europe’s trade ties with Riyadh, “We will not let Saudi Arabia get away with Khashoggi’s murder.”