Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz called on US President Donald Trump and other leaders to make sure that Khashoggi’s death is not covered up and that he gets justice.
In a condolence meeting held for the late journalist in London, Hatice urged the other leaders in general and Trump, in particular, to ‘help reveal the truth and ensure justice be severed.’
Speaking at the memorial the Cengiz added, “If only I knew that would be the last time I would see my Jamal, his smile, hear his laughter, I would have stood in front of that murderous team myself.”
Jamal, a Saudi journalist who was also a columnist with the Washington post was killed inside a consulate in Istanbul.
According to the Turkish prosecutor, Khashoggi was strangled to death by a group which was specially sent from Saudi Arabia to kill him. Reports hint out that murder was a pre-planned conspiracy which also aimed at the Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin-Salman.
Hatice, with a heavy heart and teary eyes, said, “Let’s not let money taint our conscience and compromise our values.”
Earlier, US secretary Mike Pompeo in a statement had said, “The death of Jamal Khashoggi is tragic. It’s an awful thing that took place. The killing, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate in Turkey violates the norms of international law. That much is very, very clear.”
“There are still many unanswered questions about precisely how this came to be. We are working diligently, our team, to get the facts, the facts that the Americans can learn. We won’t rely on others; we’ll take their information, we’ll make sure and develop our fact pattern,” Pompeo added.