VIDEO – Journalist Jamie Khashoggi's Hattie Cengiz calls on the international community to "bring to justice its murderers" in a column published by several newspapers. It also regrets the position taken by the United States, which it considers to be "without any moral foundation".
While each day brings a little more sordid details about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his fiancée today signs a tribune in which she "demands justice for (her) beloved Jamal". In this text published Friday by several newspapers, including The world in France, she calls for the great powers to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of the journalist who has been exiled since 2017 in the United States. The editorialist Jamal Khashoggi, collaborator of the Washington Post, was killed on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had gone for administrative formalities for his marriage to his fiancee of Turkish nationality. A month after his death, and despite the efforts of the Turkish authorities, his body, or what would remain, has still not been found.
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In her platform, Hatice Cengiz explains that it is "the international community to bring to justice its killers", including the United States, which it criticizes "the position devoid of any moral foundation". The criticism came a few days after Hatice Cengiz said in a video taken by the British media: "It is necessary that President Trump helps to reveal the truth and that justice is done. President Trump must not allow the murder of my fiance to be stifled. " In the same video, she explains that "the Saudi regime knows where Jamal Khashoggi's body is and calls the" evil criminals and their cowardly political masters "to account.
Hatice Cengiz's appeal also stresses that no one is above the law and that individuals who have decided to execute her fiancé must be prosecuted, which she considers "a test of humanity." Which "requires leadership". "I invite the Presidents of European countries as well as that of the United States to pass this test. Justice must be rendered. I demand that those who have premeditated and committed this savage murder be judged. Those who ordered it must also be prosecuted – even if they would occupy the highest political office, "she insists.
"A man full of kindness"
"Jamal's brutal assassination shocked the world. Because with him we lost a voice of universal reach. Now that he is dead, the principles he so passionately defended when he was alive are in the spotlight. Democracy, freedom, human rights, "Hatice Cengiz writes again. His words are reminiscent of those of Jamal Khashoggi in what will prove to be his latest text for the Washington Post : "The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media to allow citizens to be informed of the world news. More importantly, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices. "
Hatice Cengiz in his gallery describes Jamal Khashoggi as "a man full of kindness, patience […] and of love "who" wanted a new beginning ". His fiancée insists on the new life that he was to marry had chosen to start: "Jamal had just bought a house. He dreamed of starting a family. He was very excited about choosing the furniture. "Hatice Cengiz concludes this presentation by explaining:" Today, I find myself alone in front of the door. I am the article that Jamal could not finish. Today, together, we must finish it and carry the torch of Jamal's soul until his dream comes true. "
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