Geneva, Switzerland – Hatice Cengiz, the fiancé of the killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has called for an international probe in her murder days after a UN expert report famed Saudi Arabia for his killing in the kingdom consulate in Istanbul.
"This is the first report that says loud and clear how to proceed." On Tuesday, Cengiz said addressees of diplomats and media in the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva.
"We need an international study of Jamal's murder," she added. "Not only senior officials are involved in the murder, but the report says Saudi Arabia has tried to remove the evidence for it. It is outrageous."
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Speaking at the same event as Cengiz, Callamard said Khashoggi's killing "is the symbol of a pattern around In the world, the international community must react energetically to "
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The killing of Khashoggi by a team of Saudi operas inside the Kingdom Consulate in Turkey's largest est city on October 2 last year provoked fierce world-wide and destroyed the image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Khashoggi has never been found.
Cengiz said almost nine months after the murder, she still has not overcome the trauma of his death.
"I'm still wondering if he can still be alive if he's somewhere," she said. "I hope that the report will not remain dead, it should not be a shame. The UN must take action now."
Callamard said Saudi Arabia violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the United Nations Charter of Prohibition of Peacemaking in Peace and the Principle of Right to Life.
"The world cannot blind eye. All these violations make Khashoggi kill an international crime, and so the UN and the international community must be able to investigate and be prepared to take the necessary actions in response," she said.
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The targeted killings of journalists, dissenters and human rights defenders are more generally increasing, Callamard warned, adding that the most worrying pattern is the impunity surrounding them actions.
In addition, exile can not provide immunists and journalists with immunity or security against the threats posed by the police states, Callamard said, referring to the dangerous rise in state monitoring of individuals.
After the release of the report, UN member states could now request an international investigation to take place in Khashoggi's murder.  However, Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, the Secretary General of NGO without peace without justice, was questionable about the international community's willingness to challenge Saudi Arabia. He said some governments preferred to look at human rights abuses in countries where they experienced profitable business relationships.
"Unfortunately, out-of-court executions have introduced the acceptable practice toolkit not only by repressive governments but also by the international community when it comes to doing business with powerful states," he said.