The Saudi Kingdom has imposed a travel ban on slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s family after Khashoggi was reportedly murdered inside Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Geneva Council for Human Rights and Justice, the International Human Rights organization have yesterday called on the Saudi authorities to immediately lift the imposed travel ban.
The Geneva Council has expressed its strong condemnation on Saudi authorities for imposing a travel ban on Khashoggi’s family stated Al-Khaleej Online.
Khashoggi’s son Salah, was also “forced on Tuesday to receive condolences from Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.”
The organization said Saudi’s actions are in true violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”
The rights body also stated this travel ban on Khashoggi’s family is “a continuation of the horrific crime of his murder and an incident that would be added to the dark records of the Saudi regime in committing huge human rights violations, amid its full responsibility for the killing of the journalist known for his oppositionist positions.”
Questioning the reasons behind Saudi authorities move, the body said, “unless there is something they are hiding and they fear that the family would disclose it to the international public opinion if they feel safe outside the kingdom,” MEM reports.