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UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder

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UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a “credible” probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, AFP reports.

“It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty,” Guterres said at a conference in Doha.

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 Oct. 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.