UN human rights expert criticizes US inaction over Khashoggi case
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UN human rights expert criticizes US inaction over Khashoggi case

"(It) has the jurisdiction or at least the interest to take action. Silence is not an option. Speaking up is required but not enough. We have to act,” UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard told a conference in London hosted by human rights groups on the killing of the Saudi-born dissident.   She stressed that Washington could act “either through an FBI investigation (or) a civil law investigation... (or) the declassification of CIA and other materials. All of those things I believe can be done and should be done.”   "(It) has the jurisdiction or at least the interest to take action. Silence is not an option. Speaking up is required but not enough. We have to act,” UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard told a conference in London hosted by human rights groups on the killing of the Saudi-born dissident.   She stressed that Washington could act “either through an FBI investigation (or) a civil law investigation... (or) the declassification of CIA and other materials. All of those things I believe can be done and should be done.”   Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish writer and Khashoggi's fiancée, also echoed her call for justice at the conference.   “We ask all European countries and especially the UK to take this report more seriously,” she said. “It's too dangerous to behave as if nothing has happened.”   Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of the Saudi crown prince, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul on October 2, 2018.   Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  

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