Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi murder trials must be public and meet international standards, UN expert urges

A United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s closed-door trials of those it accuses of assassinating the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, have fallen short of international standards, calling instead for public trials of the alleged killers.   

Evidence shows ‘brutal’ killing of Saudi journalist ‘planned and perpetrated’ by State officials: UN independent expert

Evidence collected in Turkey shows on initial examination, that former dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of “a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia,” according to the United Nations expert conducting an independent human rights inquiry into his death.

News in Brief 4 January 2019

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
  • Renewed inter-communal clashes force 16,000 people from DRC to Republic of Congo
  • Khashoggi case lacks international, independent probe call: UN Human Rights
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Khashoggi trial in Saudi Arabia falls short of independent, international probe needed: UN rights chief

The criminal trial in Saudi Arabia of individuals suspected of being involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi does not meet the requirements of an independent and international probe requested by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, her office said on Friday.

Political incitement to violence against journalists is ‘toxic’: UN experts

A group of independent, UN-appointed human rights experts have called on world leaders to stop inciting hatred and violence against the media, citing the hundreds of journalists killed or forcibly detained because of their work, and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

UN rights chief says ‘bar must be set very high’ for investigation of murdered Saudi journalist

The United Nations human rights chief pressed on Tuesday for an impartial, investigation into the “shockingly brazen” murder of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

UN expert calls for international investigation into ‘evident murder’ of Jamal Khashoggi

The UN independent expert on freedom of opinion and expression, has said he’s “very disappointed” that Member States have so far failed to back calls for an independent international investigation into the “evident murder” of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Saudi confirmation of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

In a statement released on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that he is “deeply troubled” by the reported confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

UN rights experts stand with businesses protesting Saudi journalist’s disappearance

Independent UN human rights experts are praising business leaders who have decided to pull out of a high-level investment conference taking place next week in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, over concern for the fate of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

News in Brief 17 October 2018

  • World deserves to know truth of Kashoggi disappearance: UN human rights chief
  • UN Chief says ending poverty ‘a question of justice’ on International Day
  • World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN Survey
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