The UN wanted an independent investigation of journalist’s murder


Michelle Bachelete: Jorge Cabrera / Reuters

It is necessary to conduct an independent investigation into the murder of a Saudi journalist Jamal Hakuji the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Turkey. This is stated in the statement of the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, Reuters reports.

The document notes that impartiality to participate in the examination of all facts necessary to attract international experts.

Bachelet also called on Saudi Arabia to cooperate and disclose information about the whereabouts of the body of the journalist. According to her, forensic examination and autopsy — this is extremely important elements for the investigation, “a shockingly brazen crimes.”

On October 26 the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz told about the measures undertaken for disclosure of all the circumstances of the murder of Hakuji. According to him, Riyadh intends to bring the perpetrators of the murder of journalist to justice. Before the authorities acknowledged the murder of 59-year-old journalist was intentional.

Hakuji went missing on 2 October in Istanbul. He went to the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in order to obtain the missing papers for the divorce is finalized. From the building of the diplomatic mission, he did not. It is believed that his body be placed in the well on the territory of the diplomatic mission.

18 days later Riyadh acknowledged that the building of the Consulate General of the murder of the journalist. Turkish authorities said that it was cruel. According to press reports, the journalist was tortured by cutting off his fingers, and then beheaded.

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