Yemen calls for forming fact-finding committee for aggressors like that of Khashoggi

Tehran, Oct 20, IRNA -- President of the Revolutionary Committee of Yemen Mohammed-Ali al-Houthi has urged forming independent fact-finding committees to look into Saudi crimes against Yemen like that of Jamal Khashoggi.

Al-Houthi made the remarks in a Twitter message on Saturday in reaction to assassination of Saudi journalist Khashoggi in Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Saudis say his assassination was a management mistake, he said, adding that those who cannot manage an intelligence organization will not be able to manage aggression against an independent country, he said.

He urged Saudis to stop aggression on Yemenis, saying a committee should be set up like that which looks into the case of Khashoggi.

He rejected Saudis' claim that Khashoggi had left the consulate, saying efforts to hide evidence are in vain and the criminals will be arrested soon.

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 into pieces.

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