To Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs
More than 40 days have passed since the writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed. The world is still shocked by what the Saudi regime's killers have done to him inside the Saudi consulate. There must be accountability and full justice for Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Turkish investigators, the journalist was most probably tortured, and his body being cut into pieces inside the consulate.
Jamal Khashoggi arrived at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a pre-arranged appointment to obtain a document he needed to marry his fiancé. After entering the consulate, he was never seen again.
We expect the truth and justice over the case. The European Union must aim to obtain this true from the Saudi authorities. Federica Mogherini, as our High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, I urge you to call for an international, independent and impartial investigation board that can provide an insight on the disappearance of the journalist, and make sure that the perpetrators of this horrific crime will be held accountable to justice.
As you know, despite Saudi government promise to promote reform in the country, the world is well aware that the Saudi Arabian authorities have been repressing freedom of expression and dissent, by arresting people who speak out against the policies of the government. Such people are often subjected to unfair trials, enforced disappearances, torture, and long prison sentences. Some may even face the death penalty. This need to end.