Royal Orders, Measures Confirm Protection of HRs, Main Priorities of KSA --Human Rights Watchdog Chief Proclaims

Saturday 1440/2/11 - 2018/10/20
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Riyadh, Safar 11, 1440, Oct 20, 2018, SPA -- Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Ayban, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission reaffirmed that the royal directives issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, following the unfortunate and painful event that ended the life of Jamal Khashoggi, including a directive of the Public Prosecutor to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of the citizen Jamal Khashoggi, which led to the disclosure of the fate of the deceased - may God have mercy upon him - and the subsequent detention of the suspects to complete investigations and sacking of a number of officials, are all aimed at achieving justice and holding accountability those involved, in the case, with absolute transparency.
Formation of a ministerial committee under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, to restructure the General Intelligence Presidency, which aims to modernize the Saudi general intelligence system, regulations and determine their validity, to consolidate the foundations of justice in accordance with Islamic law, and protect the security and safety of all citizens and residents, in this country, and to ensure the safety of its citizens, at home and abroad, he pointed out.
"These orders and measures unequivocally reaffirm that the protection of human rights, in accordance with the provisions of Islamic law and regulations, is one of the most important priorities of the state, he said, adding that the judiciary will have the final say, in achieving justice and bringing those involved to a fair trial."
Offering deepest condolences to the family of the deceased - may God have mercy on him - he prayed to the Lord to inspire the family with patience and solace.
-- SPA
22:02 LOCAL TIME 19:02 GMT