Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

October 2 will be the third anniversary of the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by a Saudi squad including a number of security and military officials in a brutal manner that is disgraceful in the history of the Saudi regime that cannot be erased.

Khashoggi had gone to his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to obtain some papers necessary for his marriage to Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz.

Khashoggi never expected to be killed inside a place under Saudi tutelage,  despite roaming the world talking about his love for his country, how he only hoped that this world would become better and that its citizens would enjoy a decent life full of freedom and democracy.

Khashoggi was killed in the most brutal way ever, he was beaten and strangled, then dismembered with a bone saw and by a specialized forensic doctor, which indicates that the killers’ intention was to get rid of him in this hideous way, and until now his remains are still in a mysterious place, to double the suffering of his family, which was deprived of its right to bid him farewell or know his burial place.

In this regard, the “Together for Justice” organization calls on all human rights defenders in the world and civil society organizations to unite in order to commemorate Khashoggi, work for justice for him, and hand over his killers to justice.

We also call on the various governments of the world to take a moral stance that champions human rights, and to stop any cooperation with the Saudi regime until Khashoggi and all victims of violations and atrocities committed by the Saudi regime against its own citizens and citizens of other countries such as Yemen can be redressed.

Jamal’s killers must know that he is still alive in their hearts, that his loved ones have never forgotten him, and that we will all struggle until justice is served, redress is obtained from all those responsible for the brutal assassination, whether it was planned, orchestrated or carried out.

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