Share this:

" />
Published On: Sun, Jan 6th, 2019

UN doubts fairness of Saudi trial for Khashoggi murderers

Smiley face

New York(ANN)- The UN Human Rights Office said yesterday it could not assess the fairness of Saudi Arabia’s trial for the murderers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

According to Al Jazeera, the spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office, Ravina Shamdasani, said that the ongoing trial is “not sufficient” and called for an independent investigation “with international involvement”.

Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people in relation to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. The Saudi prosecutor since called for death penalty for five out of 11 suspects in the murder.

However, when asked about the proposed death penalty, Shamdasani said that the US is “against the imposition of the death penalty”.

Rights groups also doubted the fairness of such a trial, with Middle East Director at Amnesty International, Samah Hadid, saying on Thursday:

Given the possible involvement of Saudi authorities in Khashoggi’s murder and the lack of independence of Saudi Arabia’s criminal justice system, the impartiality of any investigation and trial would be in question. This is why a UN-led and independent investigation is needed into the murder.

About the Author

- Arraale Mohamoud Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights Activist Arraale, is a 20 year experience as a professional Journalist and human rights activist Over the years, worked for the major News Papers in Somaliland as a reporter, editor and contributor. 2008 established website Araweelo News Network, he currently runs a web site based in Somaliland. who is the specializes in the investigation and reporting on issues relating to human rights, democracy, and good governance. contact: Send an SMS or MMS to + 252 63 442 5380 WhatsApp + 252 65 910 7347.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Smiley face Smiley faceSmiley faceSmiley face Smiley face Smiley face Smiley face

Araweelo is an Associated Network News, The most trusted source for news & Political,investigator report,Human Rights Issues,Educations,Social and Democracy ,Latest News Horn of Africa. runs Arraale Mohamoud Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights Activist based in Somaliland.

Chat with us on WhatsApp