Saudi Trial In Khashoggi Murder Case “Not Sufficient”: UN Rights Office

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Saudi Arabia claims that Jamal Khashoggi died in a physical altercation inside its consulate in Istanbul.

GENEVA:

The United Nations human rights office said on Friday it could not assess the fairness of a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that in any case it was "not sufficient".

Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani, asked about reports that a Saudi prosecutor had sought the death sentence for five suspects linked to the Oct. 2 killing, reiterated the office's call for an independent investigation "with international involvement".

The U.N. rights office always opposed the death penalty, she added.

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