Amnesty International Norway on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Oslo.
The regime-critical journalist resided in the United States, but was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul a year ago. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said in an interview with “60 Minutes” that he takes “full responsibility” for the killing but denies having ordered it.
In the interview with “60 Minutes,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman calls the murder a “heinous crime.”
“I take full responsibility as the leader of Saudi Arabia, especially since it was carried out by people who worked for Saudi Arabia’s authorities,” he says.
The CIA believes bin Salman personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi.
With this announcement, Amnesty claims that the Crown Prince is trying to criticise the one-year markings in the media and among activists.
In Oslo, the protesters had dressed up as murder investigators in white suits, and set up police tapes and illustrated crime scene investigations.
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