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Mariya Parodi,

Amnesty International USA to Mark Anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi Killing With Renewed Calls For Investigation

WASHINGTON - October 2, 2019 marks one year since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who went into self-exile in the United States, entered into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain marriage documents, never to be seen again. Questions still remain about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and a credible, transparent investigation into the full truth about what happened to him, those responsible, how high their rank or status, or how they will be held to account has yet to materialize.

On the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi’s killing, Amnesty International is continuing calls on the U.N. to investigate the matter and issue a report.

Planned Events Around the Commemoration

WHAT: Justice for Jamal: the United States and Saudi Arabia One Year after the Khashoggi Murder

WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11

50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC

WHO: Philippe Nassif, advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)

U.N. Special Rapporteur Agnès Callamard

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

Justin Shilad, Committee to Protect Journalists

Margaux Ewen, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch

Karin Deutsch Karleker, PEN America

Stephen McInerney, Project on Middle East Democracy

Monica Zuraw, Americans for Human Rights & Democracy in Bahrain

WHAT: Candlelight vigil marking the one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

WHEN: October 2, 6:30 PM EST

WHERE: The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C

601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

WHO: Philippe Nassif, advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA; Committee to Protect Journalists; Reporters Without Borders; PEN America; James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; National Press Club


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