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U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen in Algiers on Dec. 2, 2018 — exactly two months after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and was never heard from again. Source: Billal Bensalem

Editor's note: This story contains graphic details of the actions leading up to Jamal Khashoggi's death.

A special U.N. investigator says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi because there is "credible evidence" that he and other senior officials in the kingdom were responsible.

Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur for the U.N.'s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, conducted a five-month investigation into Khashoggi's death, released Wednesday, found that "Khashoggi has been the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under international human rights law."

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