Statement by DROI Chair on the UN report on Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination


Following the recent release of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings' report, Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, stated:

"Ms Agnes Callamard's report is an important step forward in the struggle against impunity in Saudi Arabia. As the report points out, there is ample evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been a victim of a deliberate and premeditated execution for which the State of Saudi Arabia is responsible.

I welcome UN Special Rapporteur Callamard's findings over the killing of Mr. Khashoggi and her strong call in favour of an international follow-up criminal investigation into the case.