Human rights group: Khashoggi case should be left to investigators, not media

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The National Society for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia on Saturday issued a statement stressing the importance of speeding up the investigation into disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi through a joint effort between the Saudi and Turkish governments.

The statement read: "We deeply regret the efforts of some regional, international and human rights bodies to politicize this case, with the aim of serving some agendas and attitudes against the Kingdom's policies, without any consideration for justice or consideration of the feelings of his family and relatives."

The head of the association, Dr. Mufleh al-Qahtani, stressed that the matter should be left to the Saudi-Turkish joint investigation team, and wait for the probe’s results, stressing that the Kingdom's position on the issue was clear from the beginning when it demanded the need to reveal the truth.

He said the attempt by some media outlets to undermine the reputation of the Kingdom, politically and economically, contradicts the commitment of the media to report facts.

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