For Immediate Release
Mariya Parodi, firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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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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