UN Expert: Saudi Crown Prince liable for Khashoggi murder

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi shook the world with “why he was murdered a big question”.

Fellow journalists world over, human right activists have all continued to demand for his corpse and explanations on why he was heartlessly executed.

Now, evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday.

There was no immediate reaction from Riyadh which was sent the 100-page report in advance – but the kingdom has regularly denied accusations that the prince was involved.

Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, called for countries to widen sanctions to include the Crown Prince and his personal assets, until and unless he can prove he has no responsibility.

Khashoggi, a critic of the prince and a Washington Post columnist, was last seen at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2, 2018 where he was to receive papers ahead of his wedding.

His body was dismembered and removed from the building, the Saudi prosecutor has said, and his remains have not been found, since then.

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