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"Brutal and premeditated killing"- UN inquiry finds evidence of state officials involvement in planning death of Saudi journalist  "Brutal and premeditated killing"- UN inquiry finds evidence of Saudi state officials involvement in planning death of Saudi journalist
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UN inquiry into the death of Jamal Khashoggi finds evidence of Saudi official involvement in the planning of the journalists death UN inquiry into the death of Jamal Khashoggi finds evidence of Saudi official involvement in the planning of the journalists death
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A United Nations independent inquiry into the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45812399">death of Jamal Khashoggi</a> has <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">found evidence of the involvement</a> of Saudi state officials in the planning of the killing of the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jamal-khashoggi/?utm_term=.70de98ff3590">Washington Post journalist.</a> A United Nations independent inquiry into the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45812399">death of Jamal Khashoggi</a> has <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">found evidence of the involvement</a> of Saudi state officials in the planning of the killing of the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jamal-khashoggi/?utm_term=.70de98ff3590">Washington Post journalist.</a>
The inquiry, led by <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/executions/pages/srexecutionsindex.aspx">Agnes Callamard</a>, gathered and assessed the evidence on an initial visit to Turkey- the site of Mr. Khashoggi's death- between <a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979">January 28 and February 3.</a> This included the purported <a href="http://time.com/5518380/turkey-united-nations-jamal-khashoggi-murder/">audio recordings</a> of the death of the journalist, though <a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241">due to time constraints the inquiry was not able to authenticate</a> the recordings. The inquiry, led by <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/executions/pages/srexecutionsindex.aspx">Agnes Callamard</a>, gathered and assessed the evidence on an initial visit to Turkey- the site of Mr. Khashoggi's death- between <a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979">January 28 and February 3.</a> This included the purported <a href="http://time.com/5518380/turkey-united-nations-jamal-khashoggi-murder/">audio recordings</a> of the death of the journalist, though <a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241">due to time constraints the inquiry was not able to authenticate</a> the recordings.
"Mr. Khashoggi was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia and others acting under the direction of these State agents" said <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">Ms. Callamard in a statement released</a> describing the early findings and impressions of the inquiry. "Mr. Khashoggi was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia and others acting under the direction of these State agents" said <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">Ms. Callamard in a statement released</a> describing the early findings and impressions of the inquiry.
"The distress caused to Mr. Khashoggi's loved ones and friends is beyond measure." "The distress caused to Mr. Khashoggi's loved ones and friends is beyond measure."
The statement also mentions that the efforts of Turkey to carry out a "thorough, independent and impartial" investigation had "been seriously curtailed and undermined by Saudi Arabia". This included not allowing access to the believed scene of the killing for <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">13 days</a> after Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance. The statement also mentions that the efforts of Turkey to carry out a "thorough, independent and impartial" investigation had "been seriously curtailed and undermined by Saudi Arabia". This included not allowing access to the believed scene of the killing for <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">13 days</a> after Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance.
It is believed Mr. Khashoggi was killed in the <a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241">Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul</a> on <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289">October 2, 2018 by a team of Saudi operatives. </a> It is believed Mr. Khashoggi was killed in the <a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241">Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul</a> on <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289">October 2, 2018 by a team of Saudi operatives. </a>
Saudi officials<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/15/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prosecutor-death-penalty-intl/index.html"> report 11</a> people have been <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289">arrested over the killing</a> of the journalist, <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46747332">with 5 sentenced to death</a>. However, the UN statement expressed "<a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">major concerns</a>" over the arrests due to "the lack of public information about the identity of those on trial, the transparency and fairness of the proceedings, and the potential application of the death penalty." Saudi officials<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/15/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prosecutor-death-penalty-intl/index.html"> report 11</a> people have been <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289">arrested over the killing</a> of the journalist, <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46747332">with 5 sentenced to death</a>. However, the UN statement expressed "<a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E">major concerns</a>" over the arrests due to "the lack of public information about the identity of those on trial, the transparency and fairness of the proceedings, and the potential application of the death penalty."
Callamard will report her full findings to the UN Human Rights Council during the <a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979">June 2019 session.</a> Callamard will report her full findings to the UN Human Rights Council during the <a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979">June 2019 session.</a>
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<p><a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E" rel="nofollow">Preliminary observations of the human rights inquiry into the killing of Mr. Kashoggi following the country visit to Turkey — UN Office of the High Commissioner</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24143&amp;LangID=E" rel="nofollow">Preliminary observations of the human rights inquiry into the killing of Mr. Kashoggi following the country visit to Turkey — UN Office of the High Commissioner</a></p>
<p><a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979" rel="nofollow">Independent human rights expert to visit Turkey to launch international inquiry into Khashoggi case — UN Information Centre </a></p> <p><a href="http://un.org.au/2019/01/30/10979/#more-10979" rel="nofollow">Independent human rights expert to visit Turkey to launch international inquiry into Khashoggi case — UN Information Centre </a></p>
<p><a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241" rel="nofollow">Evidence shows ‘brutal’ killing of Saudi journalist ‘planned and perpetrated’ by State officials: UN independent expert — UN News</a></p> <p><a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032241" rel="nofollow">Evidence shows ‘brutal’ killing of Saudi journalist ‘planned and perpetrated’ by State officials: UN independent expert — UN News</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/executions/pages/srexecutionsindex.aspx" rel="nofollow">Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions — UN Office of the High Commissioner</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/executions/pages/srexecutionsindex.aspx" rel="nofollow">Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions — UN Office of the High Commissioner</a></p>
<p><a href="http://time.com/5518380/turkey-united-nations-jamal-khashoggi-murder/" rel="nofollow">Turkish Official Says a U.N. Team Will Listen to the Tapes of Khashoggi’s Murder — Time</a></p> <p><a href="http://time.com/5518380/turkey-united-nations-jamal-khashoggi-murder/" rel="nofollow">Turkish Official Says a U.N. Team Will Listen to the Tapes of Khashoggi’s Murder — Time</a></p>
<p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289" rel="nofollow">Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials – U.N. — Reuters</a></p> <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-khashoggi-un/evidence-shows-khashoggi-murder-planned-carried-out-by-saudi-officials-u-n-idUKKCN1PW289" rel="nofollow">Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials – U.N. — Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/94556/" rel="nofollow">Turkey issues arrest warrant for Saudi officials over death of Jamal Khashoggi — WikiTribune</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/94556/" rel="nofollow">Turkey issues arrest warrant for Saudi officials over death of Jamal Khashoggi — WikiTribune</a></p>
<p><a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/15/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prosecutor-death-penalty-intl/index.html" rel="nofollow">Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for Khashoggi murder, says journalist was killed by sedative overdose — CNN</a></p> <p><a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/15/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-prosecutor-death-penalty-intl/index.html" rel="nofollow">Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for Khashoggi murder, says journalist was killed by sedative overdose — CNN</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46747332" rel="nofollow">Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia — BBC</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46747332" rel="nofollow">Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia — BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45812399" rel="nofollow">Jamal Khashoggi: All you need to know about Saudi journalist’s death — BBC</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45812399" rel="nofollow">Jamal Khashoggi: All you need to know about Saudi journalist’s death — BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jamal-khashoggi/?utm_term=.70de98ff3590"> Jamal Khashoggi — Washington Post profile</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jamal-khashoggi/?utm_term=.70de98ff3590"> Jamal Khashoggi — Washington Post profile</a></p>

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