EU reiterates call for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi

Bloc expects Saudi Arabia's cooperation on 'thorough, credible, transparent' probe into Khashoggi killing

EU reiterates call for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi

The EU reiterated on Wednesday its call for a “credible and transparent” investigation into the case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“We have asked and expect that Saudi Arabia cooperates on a thorough, credible and transparent investigation and we insist on the need for clarity on the circumstances of his death and full accountability of all those responsible for it,” the bloc’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said on behalf of the EU.

In a statement marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Mogherini said: “We pay tribute to all those journalists around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their profession.

“We also pay tribute to all those brave journalists who are taking up the work of their colleagues who can no longer pursue their investigations.”

She went onto say that without a “free, diverse and independent media” democracy could not live.

“The assassinations of investigative journalists Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak in the EU, demonstrate that no region of the world is immune to this,” she added.

Galizia was killed in Malta in October 2017 and Kuciak in Slovakia in February 2018 as both of them were investigating high-level corruption cases in their countries.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ekim 2018, 18:09