Last updated on October 3, 2019
Amazon creator and Washington Post proprietor Jeff Bezos joined activists in Istanbul Wednesday to get a vigil outside the Saudi consulate where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed one year ago.
Khashoggi, a columnist for the Post, was murdered and dismembered in Saudi Arabia’s consulate on October 2, 2018, when he moved to get documents necessary for his union to Turkish taxpayer Hatice Cengiz.
“After the worst season of my entire life I stand here broken but joyful,” she explained in a language.
“I seek justice. I wish to learn what happened to his own body. I would like his buddies to be released out of prison. I need those in power to be held liable for their activities.”
The de facto ruler, who’s widely called MBS, had attempted to project an image as a reformer.
“Last year he had the great and decent eating from the hands,” explained David Hearst, chief editor of Middle East Eye, opening the memorial services.
“(However ) Jamal’s murder turned into a nightmare because of his killer.
Eleven suspects are placed on trial in Riyadh, five of whom face the death penalty, but hearings are held behind closed doors and also the titles of those defendants have yet to be released.
A June report from United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard stated there was”credible evidence” linking MBS into the murder and an attempted cover-up.
Thus far though, no UN state has heeded her phone to initiate a complete investigation.
“We won’t stop until justice is served,” Callamard said in the service.
The crown prince has denied any involvement, however, informs PBS at a forthcoming documentary he accepts responsibility for the killing, since it occurred”under my opinion”.
Bezos gave a brief address directed in Cengiz, stating: “You want to understand what you’re within our hearts. We’re here and you’re not alone.”