A UN report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that points the finger of blame at the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was presented at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Iran Press/Middle East: UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard presents her report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi during a session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, June 26, RT reported.

Khashoggi was assassinated in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on 2 October 2018, by a team of 15 people consisting of Saudi officials who arrived in Turkey for his murder and a cover-up team also in charge of dismembering Khashoggi's body.

The 100-page UN report which was prepared following a six-month investigation, says that Khashoggi had been the victim of a “deliberate, premeditated execution” and “Saudi Arabia is responsible under international human rights law.”

The report called for further investigation into the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the murder of the dissident journalist.  

Bin Salman, only in his early 30s, is believed to be eagerly seeking to accede the throne in Saudi Arabia and replace his ailing father King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi Arabia rejected the UN report claiming it is “unfounded” and “lacks credibility.”

The UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has expressed regret over Saudi Arabia’s dismissal of the report on Khashoggi's murder.

The fiancee of the slain Saudi journalist, Hatice Cengiz, also has continued her campaign, urging the United Nations to take “the next step” following the blistering report. 101/211/215


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