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Human rights groups protest lack of justice, closure in Khashoggi murder

“The path to justice for his killing remains fully blocked," said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard.

A Freedom First billboard in downtown Washington, D.C., in 2000 (AN/Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

Five years since a Saudi hit squad killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the lack of accountability in the case rankles advocates of human rights, democracy and press freedom.

International organizations, news columnists and other advocates on Monday pointed to the continuing lack of a full criminal investigation or any judicial procedure that has held to account Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who, according to U.S. intelligence, approved the mission to "capture or kill" Khashoggi.

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