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Amnesty International: Independent UN Investigation Only Path to Accountability for Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON - While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that 16 Saudis would be barred form entering the United States in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Amnesty International reiterated its call for an independent investigation into his death.

“If the United States is serious about seeking accountability for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, then Secretary Pompeo must call for and support an independent investigation, led by the United Nations. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration’s historic willingness to look the other way in the face of human rights violations by the Saudi government means that an impartial U.N. investigation is the only hope to get the full truth about what happened to Khashoggi and to convey to Saudi officials that they will not evade accountability for this crime.”

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This statement can be found online here: https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/independent-un-investigation-only-path-to-accountability-for-khashoggi-killing/

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