Oct 16, 2018, 8:50 AM
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Journo family urges independent probe into his disappearance

Tehran, Oct 16, IRNA- The family of the missing Saudi Arabia journalist has called for 'the establishment of an independent and impartial international commission' to carry out a probe into his disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a US television channel reported on Tuesday.

According to CNN, Jamal Khashoogi's children have issued a statement on the disappearance of their father, a prominent critic of Riyadh, upon entering the Saudi consulate two weeks ago.

They expressed concern over the contradictory news on Khashoggi's mysterious disappearance and asked for 'the establishment of an independent and impartial international commission to inquire into the circumstances of his death.'

The 59-year-old Saudi investigative journalist, who had left the country since Bin Salman was named Crown Prince and moved to the US, vanished on October second after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage.

In his articles published mostly by the Washington Post, he sharply rebuked Saudi Arabia's policies including Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, financial crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada and arresting women's rights activists.

Some unofficial news sources say Saudi security agents have tortured and brutally murdered the prominent journalist inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, cutting his body up into pieces.


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