‘Evil criminals’ behind Saudi journalist demise should face justice, says fiancee


‘Evil criminals’ behind Saudi journalist dying should face justice, says fiancee

Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi (John Stillwell/PA)
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi (John Stillwell/PA)
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Hasan Jamali/AP)
Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday October 2 (CCTV/TRT World/AP)

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has referred to as for the “evil criminals and their cowardly political masters” to be held to account for his demise.

Talking at a memorial occasion held in Westminster, Hatice Cengiz, via a translator, stated: “I consider that the Saudi regime is aware of the place his physique is.

“They need to reply my demand, for this isn’t solely the demand of a fiancee, however a human and Islamic demand, from everybody, each nation.”

She additionally expressed disappointment within the actions of leaders in different nations and referred to as for US President Donald Trump to “assist reveal the reality and guarantee justice be served”.

Mr Khashoggi, a former Saudi insider and US resident, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The Washington Publish columnist was choosing up paperwork from the consulate wanted for his upcoming marriage.

Ms Cengiz advised the memorial that the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi has “left a void in [her] coronary heart and soul”.

She stated: “If solely I knew what would occur, I might have entered the consulate myself.

“If solely I knew that may be the final time I might see my Jamal, his smile, hear his laughter, I might have stood in entrance of that murderous group myself.”

The occasion on Monday was organised by the Center East Monitor (MEMO), in affiliation with the Al Sharq Discussion board.

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Mr Khashoggi’s final public look was at an occasion in London final month, which was organised by MEMO.

Different audio system on the memorial included Crispin Blunt MP and Michelle Stanistreet, Secretary Common of the Nationwide Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Wadah Khanfar, president of the Al Sharq Discussion board and former director basic of Al Jazeera, spoke about Mr Khashoggi, who he known as a pal.

Mr Khanfar stated: “Jamal might have had the chance to stay very comfortably in Saudi Arabia, might have accepted to be an adviser to the regime there, might have had probably the most snug life.

“However he gave up all of that and selected to reside free and we should always select the identical.”

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