International human rights groups today demanded justice for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in Turkey on this day last year.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in an operation that allegedly involved 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body was never found.
In a statement in Dubai, Human Rights Watch alleged that the Saudi authorities have obstructed meaningful accountability for Khashoggi’s murder.
It criticised recent comments by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which he accepted collective responsibility for the journalist’s murder, but denied he was personally to blame.
Amnesty International said Prince Mohammed’s admission of full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia would remain a public relation stunt if not met with immediate action.