Nils Melzer, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on torture, accused the U.S. of leading a process of dismantling human rights.Newsweek
Only after Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered did the major networks like CNN finally discover Saudi atrocities in Yemen and a horrid human rights record and history of crackdown on dissent at home. While perhaps we might say better late than never, it's interesting to now see pieces being written about "the latest countries to suspend new arms deals with Saudi Arabia" given that some of these countries' arms exports to Saudi Arabia were so minuscule to begin with...Zero Hedge
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not request a U.N. inquiry into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he met with U.N. Secretary-General con Monday, a U.N. spokesman said, though they did discuss the case.IN
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the murder of U.S.-resident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, but no formal request was made for a U.N. investigation, a U.N. diplomat familiar with the conversation said.U.S.
Senators frustrated with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could vote as early as Wednesday on a measure withdrawing U.S. support for the Saudi intervention in Yemen’s civil war.WSJ
A U.N. human rights watchdog has urged Saudi authorities to free over a dozen rights activists detained in the kingdom, alleging that some had been tortured or mistreated during interrogation.U.S.
The president’s declaration that he won’t hold Riyadh accountable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi shows his transactional, personalized approach to foreign affairs.www.washingtonpost.com