Turkey, others to press for United Nations probe into Khashoggi killing

MIT President L. Rafael Reif listen to a panel discussion at the school in 2017

Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 past year, where he had gone to obtain paperwork certifying his divorce with the ex-wife in order to be able to re-marry his Turkish fiancé Cengiz.

Trials in Saudi Arabia can be shrouded in secrecy, she noted, insisting the Khashoggi case should be open to public scrutiny. Per the New York Times, a member of the administration said, "Consistent with the previous administration's position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate".

The former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker of Tennessee, and the senior Democrat on the panel, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, sent a letter to the administration in October invoking the Magnitsky Act of 2016 to demand an investigation of Khashoggi's death and determine whether new sanctions should be imposed on Saudi Arabia.

The relationship between the Kingdom and Vice was initiated by Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the USA and younger brother of the crown prince, who expressed interest in the media company which brands itself to younger audiences as an edgier organization.

The comments were intercepted by American intelligence agencies, the newspaper reported.

Special UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi, who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in the Post, had been "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. Not long after the journalist's murder, a preliminary investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency found it had been carried out under orders from the prince.

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The brutal killing - described by Turkish and US officials as an elaborate plot - has drawn an global outcry about press freedom and Saudi government tactics to quell criticism.

Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, says she learned of the hearing during her first visit to Turkey last week to investigate the murder.

Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October a year ago. "The U.S. Government will continue to consult with Congress and work to hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's killing".

Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite its citizens to Turkey after the country issued arrest warrants for several Saudi officials.

The Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered also to re-structure the intelligence authority.

While US congressmen have been urging the Trump administration to sanction Saudi Arabia, Trump has been defending the crown prince.

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