October 30, 2018 / 3:12 PM / 2 months ago

U.N. rights boss calls for international role in Khashoggi inquiry

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an ACANU briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Tuesday for international experts to be involved in an independent investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with access to evidence and witnesses.

In a statement, Bachelet also urged Saudi Arabia to reveal the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body, saying that a forensic examination and autopsy were crucial elements in an investigation into the “shockingly brazen crime” carried out in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Tom Miles

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