Briefly, the release of a UN report considering the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that late journalist’s killer “ will pay the price”. Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as claiming during an event in Istanbul.
Khashoggi, who worked as a columnist in The Washington Post, was killed after entering consulate of Saudi Arabia here in October last year.
Even though the capital of the United Arab Emirates has declined all allegations against it, the Saudi Kingdom was responsible and had foregoing knowledge about the murder, as per the Turkish media.
An independent probe led by the UN extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, organized Saudi Arabia accountable for the “extrajudicial killing” of the scribe.
The report also explained that the late Saudi Arabian journalist was the victim of a “ deliberate, premeditated execution”. While Riyadh primarily declined any knowledge of Khashoggi murder, Saudi officials later claimed that a group of scamp operators, many of whom familiar to the inner circle of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s inner circle, were accountable for the death of the journalist. The Saudi attorney general ensured later that Khashoggi was murdered in an assassination murder.
The special appointee, however, does not make any closure over the involvement of the Saudi Crown Prince and King in the murder case. Instead, Callamard claims that there is “credible evidence meriting further investigation by a proper authority ” as to whether the “threshold of criminal responsibility has been met ”.
Saudi Arabia started the trial of 11 suspects in the murder case earlier this year, after declining call of Erdogan for the suspension of the Saudi nationals to be deported to Turkey to confront trial in the nation where the crime took place.