The Geneva International Center for Justice calls Riyadh to immediately lift the travel ban imposed on the family of Jamal Khashoggi.
The international human rights organization said in a statement published on Monday on the Arabic news portal Al Khaleej Online, its firm condemnation of the Saudi authorities for banning Khashoggi’s family a journalist from the American newspaper The Washington Post who died. under mysterious circumstances, at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul – to travel.
The Khashoggi crisis, critical of the Saudi monarchy, began on October 2, when it entered the Saudi consulate. Although, since then the fate of the journalist is unknown, at first, the media close to the Government of Turkey revealed that the columnist was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents.
In addition, the Turkish authorities have insisted that Khashoggi was killed by direct order of the Saudi monarchy.
In turn, Riyadh had denied Ankara’s accusations, reiterating that he left alive and by his own foot of the consulate. However, after almost 18 days of the journalist’s disappearance, the Saudi Prosecutor’s Office acknowledged that Khashoggi had died as a result of a “fight” that broke out inside the diplomatic mission, a version that has faced the rejection of the international community.
Salah, one of Khashoggi’s sons, also “was forced on Tuesday to receive the condolences of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud,” according to the statement from the Geneva International Center for Justice (GICJ, for its acronym in English).
The agency added that Saudi Arabia’s actions violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document prepared by representatives of all regions of the world in 1948, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within borders of any country. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own. ”
The GICJ also stressed that the travel ban imposed on the Khashoggi family is a continuation of the horrible crime of his murder and an incident that will swell the dark records of the Saudi regime, which has committed enormous human rights violations .
“Unless there is something that they are hiding and they fear that the family will divulge it to the public if they feel safe outside the kingdom,” the statement said as a reason why the aforementioned prohibition has been issued.