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Credible evidence of MBS role in Khashoggi murder: UN
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Credible evidence of MBS role in Khashoggi murder: UN

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Saudi Arabia has been held responsible for the murder of the newsman Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate last year, and there is 'credible evidence' justifying an investigation into the role of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, a UN expert has said.

The expert, Agnes Callamard, also said that the UN Secretary-General should establish an international criminal investigation to ensure accountability for the crime.

'There is credible evidence warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’  liability, including the Crown Prince’s,' Callamard said in a 100-page report prepared after a five-month investigation.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman was already widely suspected of having ordered the killing, a conclusion reached by Western intelligence agencies as well.