CPJ, partners to mark anniversary of Khashoggi murder with vigil at Saudi embassy

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists will join with other press freedom and human rights groups for a candlelight vigil in front of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, October 2, to mark the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Saudi officials at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killed Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, last October in a murder that the CIA concluded was done at the behest of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. In June, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, concluded there was credible evidence warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including that of the crown prince. Yet one year after Khashoggi’s murder, there has been no justice and the mastermind remains at large.

You can read more about CPJ’s work on Khashoggi’s case here.

What: Candlelight vigil marking one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

When: October 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m. EST

Where: Outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Who: Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, PEN America, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Amnesty International, National Press Club, ARTICLE 19, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, Win Without War, and Project on Middle East Democracy

This event is free and open to the public. A Facebook event page can be found here. Media interested in covering the event or arranging an interview can contact Bebe Santa-Wood at [email protected]