More than eight months after the brutal killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, there has still not been any accountability for his death.
Despite the recent release of a report by United Nations extrajudicial executions investigator Agnes Callamard, which places responsibility for Khashoggi’s death squarely on Saudi Arabia, international justice experts agree it is highly unlikely that his killers will face justice anytime soon.
The Callamard report finds “credible evidence meriting further investigation, by a proper authority, as to whether the threshold of criminal responsibility has been met.”
Though Saudi Arabia did not cooperate with her investigation, Callamard collected a considerable body of evidence related to Khashoggi’s killing, including 45 minutes of tape recordings made by Turkey.
The UN investigator concluded that Khashoggi was