Saudi Arabia tells UN rights body Kingdom will prosecute Khashoggi murders

Saudi Arabia tells UN rights body Kingdom will prosecute Khashoggi murders
President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia Bandar al Aiban, attends the Universal Periodic Review of Saudi Arabia by the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 5, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 11 November 2018

Saudi Arabia tells UN rights body Kingdom will prosecute Khashoggi murders

Saudi Arabia tells UN rights body Kingdom will prosecute Khashoggi murders
  • Saudi Arabia told the UN top human rights body that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • King Salman had instructed the public prosecutor to “investigate the case according to applicable laws and to bring perpetrators to justice”

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia told the United Nations top human rights body on Monday that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate last month with a view to prosecuting the perpetrators.
Bandar Al Aiban, President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia who headed the government delegation at a regular review of its record, said in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council that King Salman had instructed the public prosecutor to “investigate the case according to applicable laws and to bring perpetrators to justice.”