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UN human rights chief calls for ‘impartial and transparent’ Khashoggi investigation

UN human rights chief calls for ‘impartial and transparent’ Khashoggi investigation

The United Nations’ top human rights official on Tuesday called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to conduct an “impartial and transparent investigation” into the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Michelle Bachelet said in a statement that the two countries should “ensure that no further obstacles are placed in the way of a prompt, thorough, effective, impartial and transparent investigation.”
Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, and Turkish authorities have said officials working on behalf of the Saudi government murdered the columnist and likely dismembered him.
Bachelet said in her statement that two weeks “is a very long time for the probable scene of a crime not to have been subjected to a full forensic investigation.”
“Given there seems to be clear evidence that Mr Khashoggi entered the Consulate and has never been seen since, the onus is on the Saudi authorities to reveal what happened to him from that point onwards,” Bachelet added.
CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia was preparing a report that would say Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong.
President Trump, however, suggested without evidence on Monday that “rogue killers” may have been involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance.