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Saudi human-rights official decries inquiry into Khashoggi killing as foreign interference

Saudi human-rights official decries inquiry into Khashoggi killing as foreign interference

The head of Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission said Thursday that judicial authorities in the oil-rich kingdom have held three court sessions over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing it as an "unfortunate accident" and a "heinous crime".

The head of its Human Right's Commission made a statement at a United Nations human rights conference in Geneva without giving any details.

Dr.al-Aiban also said that the Kingdom rejects calls to "internationalize" the investigation into Khashoggi killing as amounting to interference in domestic affairs.

Some Western governments have accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being implicated in the murder.

"We urge Saudi Arabia to tell the world which individuals are now on trial on what charge (s)", Altun said, to lay to rest any doubts that may arise about the "sincerity" of the judicial proceedings in the kingdom.

"Justice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia operates pursuant to worldwide law and it does so in all transparency", Al-Aiban told the Geneva forum.

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The public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five of them.

Will Saudi Arabia comply with worldwide human rights law and its membership obligations by immediately releasing all human rights activists jailed for advocating peaceful reform, removing government-enforced travel restrictions for women, declaring a moratorium on the death penalty, starting with those convicted of non-violent drug offenses, and fully cooperating with the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions on her inquiry into the Khashoggi murder, and with the Yemen Group of Eminent Experts?

He said those on trial in connection have had three hearings with their lawyers present but he neglected to provide further information. More than a month after his death, the Central Intelligence Agency concluded Salman ordered Khashoggi's death.

Saudi Arabia has accepted as many as 453 human rights recommendations, either full or in part, during the past 10 years. To date, the ongoing trial of 11 individuals for the murder has lacked transparency. As a member of this Council, Saudi Arabia has an obligation to cooperate with Council mechanisms. "Such demands made upon us are tantamount to the global community doubting the integrity of our judicial apparatus and doubting the independence of our judiciary", he said.

The Saudi government has denied any involvement by the crown prince.


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