UN chief “deeply troubled” by Saudi confirmation of Khashoggi’s death

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 (APP):UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply troubled” by Saudi Arabia’s confirmation of the death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul.
“The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
He extends his condolences to Khashoggi’s family and friends,” his spokesman said in a statement.
“The Secretary-General stresses the need for a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Khashoggi’s death and full accountability for those responsible.”
Guterres’s comments are the latest in a chorus of concern and over Khashoggi’s disappearance from UN officials and independent UN human rights experts.
Over the last few days, statements regarding the Khashoggi disappearance have been released by the offices of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, the chairman of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances, Bernard Duhaime, and the head of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Dante Pesce.