Amnesty International unveiled the new 'Khashoggi Canal' street sign on the road where the Saudi embassy in The Hague is located.

Iran pressEurope: Activists in the Netherlands on Wednesday renamed the street where the Saudi embassy in The Hague is located to honour journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered one year ago. The event was organised by Amnesty International and saw Yahya Assiri, director of human rights organisation ALQST, unveil the street sign, which reads Khashoggi Canal'.

A caption underneath the street name reads: "Journalist murdered by Saudi Arabia. Exactly a year ago, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered. Saudi Arabia would rather forget that. We do not. That is why today we name the street where the embassy in The Hague is located after him," Amnesty International Netherlands wrote on Twitter, reported the New Arab.

The event was part of several planned across Europe by Amnesty International to honour Jamal Khashoggi. In Belgium, activists plan on renaming street signs around the Saudi embassy to 'Khashoggi Street', while campaigners in Norway will plan a 'crime scene' event in front of the Saudi embassy in Oslo. Protesters will line up dressed up as crime scene investigators asking for permit to check out the embassy premises. Saudi intelligence officials and a forensic doctor killed and dismembered Khashoggi on 2 October 2018, just as his fiancée waited outside the Saudi diplomatic mission in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, long a royal court insider, had been in self-imposed exile in the US while writing critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the oil-rich nation's King Salman and de facto ruler.

Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and columnist for the Washington Post, was murdered by Saudi government agents at the country's consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018.

Khashoggi's murder caused international outrage, with US lawmakers condemning Riyadh and calling for sanctions against bin Salman.

An anonymous human rights organisation has filed a petition with the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for an investigation into alleged 'crimes against humanity' relating to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including his alleged role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The petition, which was made public on Wednesday, was originally filed to the ICC's chief prosecutor in July. Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of Khashoggi's killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, by a team of Saudi officials closely linked to the crown prince.

Saudi Arabia has admitted its own agents were responsible for Khashoggi's death, but has repeatedly denied allegations the crown prince ordered the assassination despite mounting evidence on the contrary. 207/204

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