Brutally murdered Saudi journalist and disputant Jamal Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee professed her strong opinion in an emotional interview that Washington should take moral responsibility for pioneering an international probe into his killing.
Washington Post columnist Khashoggi, who was a US resident, was brutally murdered on 2nd October by Saudi agents while he entered at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul for reaping important paperwork ahead of his wedding to Hatice Cengiz.
In an interview with media, on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the 36-year-old Turkish scholar, Hatice Cengiz professed her increasing description as she stood outside the consulate and waited for her fiance for emerging, in vain.
She claimed, “ at the beginning, I thought maybe something bad had happened to him, but I never thought the far end of the picture”.
She explained about her doubt that Khashoggi – a serious critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was going through some controversial things for which he had concerned.
She claimed, “maybe he was arrested inside, maybe they were interrogating him ”. She also added, “ I never (considered) the possibility of a murder.”
Profound emotional tears were flowing down her cheeks and splashing into her silk hijab, she said she holds tightly for months with the expectation that the man she planned to marry, and whose body has not been found, “ might be alive”.
But she admitted that she had to accept the truth, “ he was rudely murdered and massacred”.Her comments came after the UN special appointed person on extrajudicial briefing or random executions. Agnes Callamard, released an incriminating report last week which found “credible evidence” involving Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the murder.
The independent rights expert, who does not concern for the United Nations but reports her findings to it, called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to introduce a global criminal probe into the case.
The representative of Guterres Stephane Dujarric, however, said Guterres did “not have the power or the authority to launch criminal investigations without a mandate from a competent intergovernmental body. Power and authority to do that lie with member states. ”