Sons' forgiveness in Khashoggi murder 'parody of justice': UN expert

Fri May 22nd, 2020 - Nationwide

The decision by the sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to “forgive” their father’s killers was just another step in Saudi Arabia’s “parody of justice”, a UN expert said Friday.

Although “shocking” the announcement “was anticipated”, said Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

The independent rights expert, who does not speak for the United Nations but who reports her findings to it, maintained that the Saudi authorities were “playing out what they hope will be the final act in their well-rehearsed parody of justice”.




source: Guardian