Hatice Cengiz don't want to give up. Four months after the murder of her fiance, the Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, penetrates the 37-year-old Turkish woman, continue to insist that the perpetrators be punished. Those responsible should be held accountable, claimed Cengiz on Friday in Istanbul, where she presented a paper on Khashoggi.
A large Echo not found Cengiz‘ calls, most recently, as the murder is to the satisfaction of Saudi Arabia almost forgotten. However, a UN investigation report and findings of the American intelligence services the Kingdom now under pressure again.
Cengiz accompanied Khashoggi on 2. October 2018, to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where he wanted to pick up papers for your wedding. When he came back, she alerted the Turkish government. After long Hesitation, the rulers in Riyadh, finally, that the 59-year-old was killed in the Consulate. According to some Reports, he's been strangled, according to another Version, he received a lethal injection. His body was dismembered and never found.
UN: victims of a brutal slaying
a few days Ago, Cengiz spoke with the UN special Rapporteur's Agnes Callamard. The French human rights activist, in the UN responsible for extrajudicial executions, had come to Istanbul, to the evidence in the case Khashoggi.
Callamards balance sheet leaves no room for doubt: "Mr Khashoggi was the victim of a brutal and intentional homicide, planned by representatives of the state of Saudi Arabia, as well as persons under their instructions and run," she writes in her report. The UN expert accuses the Saudi government to have the crime concealed.
Riad argues, Khashoggis death was the result of an illegal action by subordinates of the crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; the heir to the throne, myself, knew nothing about it. Eleven Suspects are in a non-public method in Saudi Arabia to court – so far, the names of the accused are not even known. Callamard want to travel to the Gulf monarchy; whether you will allow there is not yet clear.
Controversial phone recordings
But only the Appeals of Cengiz and the UN investigation of the Kingdom bring in the Defensive. Also a review of the "New York Times" rocked the Saudi Thesis of the innocence of crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often only MBS.
The newspaper, according to US intelligence officials listened to a year before the crime, a phone call from the MBS, in the said a staff member, Khashoggi should be moved to return to Saudi Arabia or violently returned. If that doesn't work, he'll do Khashoggi "with a bullet," MBS said.
UN investigator Agnes Callamard, accuses the Saudi leadership, to murder disguised.Photo: Jose Cabezas/Reuters
The recording of a Phone that has been translated according to the "New York Times" after the murder, is bad news for the Riad. The allegation that the Saudi hit squad was flown without Knowledge of MBS to Istanbul, becomes even less credible. In the U.S. Senate in Washington, one party wants to ban cross-cutting Initiative, the delivery of tanks, fighter planes and ammunition to Saudi Arabia in order to force President Donald Trump a harder attitude towards MBS.
Guido Steinberg of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und politik does not believe, however, that the UN investigation and the reports from the USA, the call will have values for the Gulf monarchy and the Prince.
no one wants it, the Saudis want to mess
To be already no longer clear that Familiar bin Salman's closest surroundings gave it the killing Khashoggis in order. "This is demonstrated by the Saudi leadership."
other previously strong reactions which it had to be remained of The. "As Turkey and Germany, with his time stop arms exports - have gone the furthest." Steinberg thinks it's not enough. "I would have expected that the Nato-States make their outrage is much more distinct. Consequently, it would have been Saudi Embassy staff to be shown – finally, Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. But that is not going to happen.“More about
Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabian crown Prince wanted to kidnap Khashoggi "with a bullet" track
the EU and Nato would not have to have a level of interest that States such as Iran, Russia or Saudi Arabia, members of the opposition abroad, harass, or kill. "However, the countries clearly have little interest in alienating the Saudis. What is not least due to the fact that the USA have responded in a behavior.“ In this respect, the crown Prince had nothing to fear. "Mohammed bin Salman sits in the saddle."