Wednesday, October 10th at 5pm gather in front of the Saudi Consulate in New York City (866 2nd Avenue between 46th Street and 47th Street).
Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was disappeared. The Turkish government says they have evidence to suggest he was murdered inside the consulate by a Saudi hit squad. We demand justice for Jamal Khashoggi. It is unacceptable that the US government has remained quiet about the disappearance of prominent Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. From the war on Yemen to the imprisoning of women activists, Saudi Arabia is a persistent and vile perpetrator of human rights abuses. Now it appears they have carried out the murder of a journalist who wrote for a leading U.S. paper and was a US resident. If it is verified by investigators in Turkey that Jamal was murdered by the government of Saudi Arabia, the U.S. government must take immediate action to recall our senior officials from Saudi Arabia and place sanctions on the Saudi government. No country that commits egregious human rights abuses and murders journalists should receive special status and friendship from the U.S. The U.S. government must demand answers and hold Saudi Arabia accountable.