UN rights office not satisfied by Saudi proceedings in Khashoggi murder
The United Nations human rights office said on Friday it could not assess the fairness of a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that, in any case, it was "not sufficient". Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani, asked about reports that a Saudi prosecutor had sought the death sentence for five suspects linked to the Oct. 2 killing, reiterated the office's call for an independent investigation "with international involvement". The U.N. rights office always opposed the death penalty, she added.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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