UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for a “credible” investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.
“It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty,” Guterres said at the Doha Forum conference in Qatar on Sunday.
The UN chief said he had no information on the case except what had been reported in the media.
Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed on October 2 shortly after entering the kingdom’s consulate in what Riyadh called a “rogue” operation.
Saudi Arabia has repeatedly rejected Turkish demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of the journalist, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.