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Statement of the MFA on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic considers the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi to be an unacceptable crime and condemns it in the strongest terms. We require a thorough and complete investigation of the case. Freedom of the media and the protection of journalists is one of the fundamental attributes of a democratic society.

The Czech Republic will support the discussion of a common approach of the EU towards Saudi Arabia. This discussion with the EU partners should include a whole range of measures, including possible restrictions on exports of lethal military materiel and materiel that could be misused for torture or other inhuman treatment until the incident is fully investigated.

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