- Title: Timeline of how Jamal Khashoggi's death unfolded - part 2
- Date: 1st July 2020
- Summary: Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince is liable for Khashoggi murder - U.N. expert. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (FILE - JUNE 19, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS, AGNES CALLAMARD, SAYING: "The first important message I think my report highlights is the fact that the execution of Mr. Khashoggi was the responsibility of the state of Saudi Arabia. So far, the reporting and the information provided by various authorities have focused on different individuals. I want to really insist that the responsibility of the state of Saudi Arabia is engaged into that execution, and there has been no demonstration that the state itself of Saudi Arabia has accepted its responsibility for the killings." CALLAMARD'S HANDS (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS, AGNES CALLAMARD, SAYING: "The focus has been on who ordered the killing. I do not have evidence regarding who ordered the killing. What I do have is evidence suggesting that the responsibilities of high-level officials may be engaged, and therefore is requiring further investigation, in particular of the Crown Prince, for a variety of reasons. The first one is that the people directly implicated in the murder reported to him." Khashoggi's fiancee begs for truth and justice, as Saudi says U.N. report "based on prejudice." GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (FILE - JUNE 26, 2019) (REUTERS) U.N. SESSION IN PROGRESS, WHERE CALLAMARD PRESENTED REPORT ON KHASHOGGI'S KILLING SAUDI ARABIA AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. IN GENEVA, ABDULAZIZ ALWASIL, DURING PRESENTATION SESSION IN PROGRESS
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- Story Text: FOR PART 1 PLEASE SEE 0303-SAUDI-KHASHOGGI/TIMELINE PART 1
A Turkish court will on Friday (July 3) begin the trial on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul nearly two years ago.
In the indictment, the prosecutor's office accused a close aid to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence of instigating Khashoggi's murder and named 18 suspects it said actually carried out the killing.
Khashoggi was a U.S. resident and critic of Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler. He was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, where he had gone to receive papers ahead of his wedding. His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building, and his remains have not been found.
The killing caused a global uproar, tarnishing the crown prince's image. The CIA and some Western governments have said they believe Prince Mohammed ordered the killing, but Saudi officials say he had no role.
Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totalling 24 years for the killing in December last year. The Saudi court dismissed charges against the remaining three of the 11 people that had been on trial, finding them not guilty.
Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor and spokesman Shalaan al-Shalaan said the investigation showed the killing was "not premeditated" and occurred on the "spur of the moment."
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