November 5, 2018 / 8:52 AM / 10 days ago

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that will prosecute Khashoggi murder

GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia told the United Nations top human rights body on Monday that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate last month with a view to prosecuting the perpetrators.

Bandar Al Aiban, President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia who headed the government delegation at a regular review of its record, said in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council that King Salman had instructed the public prosecutor to “investigate the case according to applicable laws and to bring perpetrators to justice”.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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