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UN report: "credible evidence" Mohammed bin Salman "liable" for Khashoggi murder, update: Senate to vote on Thursday on blocking US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing – UN report





In an excoriating 100-page analysis published on Wednesday of what happened to Khashoggi last October, Agnes Callamard, the UN’s special rapporteur, says the death of the journalist was “an international crime”.


“It is the conclusion of the special rapporteur that Mr Khashoggi has been the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under international human rights law,” she says.



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Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sale in Rebuke to Trump


The Senate will vote Thursday on resolutions to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries under an agreement between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.


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