The Association of European Journalists International joined the Journalist Support Committee (JSC) to call for justice and a full investigation into the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
His death turned a spotlight on the Saudi regime’s pivotal role in a number of key issues – the Yemen civil war, western arms sales to the Saudis, international terrorism, its actions as one of two key Western allies in the Middle East, and its financing and trade particularly in relation to the USA and western European countries.
In its statement the AEJ and JSC decried Khashoggi’s death and called for disclosure of all information in the Turkish investigation and for a thorough, independent review of the human rights record of the Saudi authorities. They joined other journalist and human rights groups in their alarm as Saudi activists remain in jail.
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct.2 2018. He was one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent journalists, once an advisor to the country’s intelligence chief. But he left in 2017 to the USA where he wrote a regular column for The Washington Post in which he criticised the direction of his country under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
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