CPJ, partners to mark anniversary of Khashoggi murder with vigil at Saudi embassy

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will join with other press freedom and human rights groups for a candlelight vigil in front of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, October 2, to mark the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Saudi officials at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killed Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, last October in a murder that the CIA concluded was done at the behest of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

In June, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard,  concluded there was credible evidence warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including that of the crown prince. Yet one year after Khashoggi’s murder, there has been no justice and the mastermind remains at large.

Candlelight vigil marking one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder will be held on October 2 at 6.30 pm at outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, PEN America, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Amnesty International and National Press Club are joining in this event.

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