Saudi diplomatic immunity must be waived over Khashoggi case: ずくなしの冷や水


Saudi diplomatic immunity must be waived over Khashoggi case

Saudi diplomatic immunity must be waived over Khashoggi case - UN rights chief
The UN’s high commissioner for human rights has called to drop diplomatic immunity of Saudi officials to allow for a transparent investigation over the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Michelle Bachelet made the plea on Tuesday as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touched down in the Saudi capital Riyadh to talk to King Salman about Khashoggi’s disappearance.

“In view of the seriousness of the situation surrounding the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi, I believe the inviolability or immunity of the relevant premises and officials bestowed by treaties such as the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations should be waived immediately,” Bachelet said in a statement.

Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul on October 2 in order to collect documents that would allow him to get married. He hasn’t been seen since.

Pompeo’s visit coincides with reports in US media on Monday night that the Saudi government was preparing a report that will admit that Khashoggi died as a result of a botched interrogation.

“Given there seems to be clear evidence that Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate and has never been seen since, the onus is on the Saudi authorities to reveal what happened to him from that point onwards,” she added.
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