Khashoggis fiance: Death stands in the way of the truth

Five men were on Monday in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death for the killing of the journalist and dissident Khashoggi. The fiance of the slain journalist Jamal

Khashoggis fiance: Death stands in the way of the truth

Five men were on Monday in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death for the killing of the journalist and dissident Khashoggi.

The fiance of the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, thunders against the death sentences for five men for the killing of the journalist.

This writes the news agency dpa on Tuesday.

on Monday were five men in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh and sentenced to death for having killed Khashoggi.

But Cengiz do not believe that one has found the actual ringleaders, and criticize the process to have been closed

- If these men are executed without the opportunity to explain themselves, we may never know the truth, says Cengiz, according to dpa.

Khashoggi was murdered, when he 2. October last year went to the saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Here he had to pick up some papers in connection with his upcoming marriage with Cengiz.

Inside at the consulate waited a saudi henrettelsesgruppe however, on Khashoggi. They killed him in a brutal show, the Turkish intelligence services revealed.

- Who gave the order for the killing? Why have they not been allowed to speak in public. There is no sensible reasoning behind this decision or any explanation, says Cengiz, according to dpa.

Earlier Tuesday criticized the european UNION judgments.

the UN's special investigator of the executions without prior trials, Agnes Callamard, has been out with a quite harsh criticism.

She calls, according to the dpa the proceedings a "mockery" and do not, it is possible to identify the traffickers.

Saudi Arabia crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, as in the international circles is suspected to be the actual scriptwriter, has not been charged in the case.

Khashoggi, who was an american citizen, had written critically of the way in which the crown prince and king Salman managed their power in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 20:00

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