Saudi Arabia had to face huge condemnation from 36 nations over the murder of Saudi journalist, as well as Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi in a rare criticism of the oil-rich kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council.
A statement read by Iceland on behalf of a number of states professed “significant concerns” about the exploitation in Saudi Arabia and claimed justice following the killing of Khashoggi.
The UN ambassador Harald Aspelund from Iceland claimed in a statement, “Investigations into the killing must be prompt, effective and thorough, independent and impartial, and transparent. Those responsible must be held to account ”.
It dictated the Saudi authorities, “ to disclose all information available” about its own interrogation while coordinating with separate UN explorations into Khashoggi death.
EU states including Canada, Australia, New Zealand has been supported the statement.
Human Rights Watch told in a statement, “ the first-ever collective action” at the council on rights in Saudi Arabia, which eluded the criticism at the UN body.
The Geneva director of HRW, John Fisher called it “ a landmark step toward justice” and pleaded “ more scrutiny” of the country.
Responding to the statement to the UN in Geneva, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia censured the use of “ joint statements for political causes”.
The ambassador Abdulaziz Al Wasil told, “Interference in domestic affairs under the guise of defending human rights is, in fact, an attack on our sovereignty ”.
A Washington Post contributor, as well as a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, was brutally murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.
Saudi kingdom completely declined to admit about the responsibility of the brutal murder and accused rogue agents of the murder of Khashoggi initially claiming that they are innocent about this brutal happenings.
The special personnel of the UN on the extrajudicial, arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, is arranging an inquiry into the killing.
As an independent human rights expert Agnes Callamard does not act on the favor of UN and invites Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to push for a full UNsupported probe.