Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists

first_img News Turkey, the country where the murder took place, began holding its own trial in July. RSF is registered as in interested party so that it can attend the proceedings, in which those accused are being tried in absentia. News Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. March 9, 2021 Find out more There were 11 defendants at the original trial but the court acquitted three of them for lack of evidence when it issued its verdict in December 2019. They included a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They also included Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, the deputy head of intelligence, who was suspected of supervising the murder. Organisation “The total of 124 years in prison for those convicted of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder gives the impression that justice has been administered in an appropriate manner, but we must not forget that the trial was held behind closed doors and therefore did not respect basic principles of justice” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This trial with no public and no journalists has not revealed the truth and has not enabled us to learn what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 and who gave the prior order to commit this state murder. As premeditation was ruled out, we are asked to believe that matters got out of control, but a great deal of evidence demonstrates the contrary. We nonetheless note with satisfaction that the court abandoned the death sentences originally imposed on some of the defendants.” Receive email alerts After a Saudi court today issued final verdicts and sentences on appeal in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, giving eight unidentified defendants sentences ranging from 7 to 20 years in prison, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its position that only an independent international investigation will be able to render justice in this case. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity Help by sharing this information News The Saudi TV channel Al Arabiya reported that, according to the public prosecutor’s office, the five defendants sentenced to death at the original trial were given 20-year jail terms, while the other three were given sentences ranging from 7 to 10 years in prison. In all, the jail sentences totalled 124 years. As in the original trial, the court maintained that the journalist’s murder was not premeditated. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Saudi Arabia September 7, 2020 Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalistslast_img read more

Co Donegal sees increase in number of violent assaults

first_img Twitter Previous articleFarmers to Stage Beef 48 Hour Protest in DonegalNext articleNaomh Conaill successful appeal will have no affect on St Eunan’s Quarter Final News Highland Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – November 8, 2014 Google+ Pinterest One in twenty people living in Ireland has been directly affected by crime.And analysis of more than a quarter of criminal offences recorded in Ireland last year shows that Dublin’s crime rate is fifty percent above the national average.The Irish Independent reports that several counties, including Donegal, have seen abnormal spikes for certain offences.County Waterford had a much higher incidence of rape and sexual offences while county Kerry has a problem with drunk and disorderly behaviour.Violent assaults are more likely in Donegal and home burglaries are more common in Louth.Drink driving is a bigger problem in county Monaghan than elsewhere in the country. WhatsApp News Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Co Donegal sees increase in number of violent assaults Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more