new york - The fiancée of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has reacted on Twitter to the death of her lover. 'They have taken your physical presence from this world. But your beautiful smile will forever be in my soul, 'wrote Hatice Cengiz.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has also spoken out. The case must be examined 'quickly, thoroughly and transparently', says UN chief António Guterres. He responded Saturday to the official recognition of the Saudi authorities that the journalist, who worked for the Washington Post, among others, died at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the beginning of this month. Guterres calls the death of the journalist 'deeply worrying. '
According to the Saudi prosecutor, Khashoggi died of 'a fight' at the consulate. Amnesty International calls this implausible and states that only an independent investigation can prevent 'the circumstances surrounding the murder being swept under the carpet. 'The human rights organization calls the death of the journalist' a repulsive and extrajudicial execution. '
EU foreign chef Federica Mogherini called the death of Khashoggi 'extremely worrying. 'The EU wants a' credible and transparent investigation, shedding light on the circumstances of his death. '
US President Donald Trump told journalists to be 'unhappy' with the Saudi declaration. He also said, however, that it was possible that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was not aware of the murder.
One of the important unanswered questions is where the body of Khashoggi has remained. A Turkish official said he expected this to become clear soon. He added that the Turkish authorities have secured DNA from the killed journalist and are therefore not dependent on cooperation from Saudi Arabia.