Indonesia seeks transparent probe in Khashoggi murder

Indonesia seeks transparent probe in Khashoggi murder

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ISTANBUL, Oct. 20, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A security staff stands guard outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 20, 2018. Preliminary investigations by the Saudi Public Prosecution showed missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. (Xinhua/He Canling/IANS)
Jakarta, Oct 22 (IANS) Indonesia on Monday called for a transparent and thorough investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo conveyed his concern regarding the case to Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a meeting at the presidential palace in the city of Bogor, 50 km south of Jakarta, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir told Efe news.
After the meeting, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters that Indonesia hoped that investigation into the alleged assassination would be conducted in a transparent manner.
On Saturday, Saudi authorities had said that Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 for paperwork needed for his planned marriage, died during a "fight" with state agents, who had accosted him for an interrogation.
Riyadh had earlier claimed that the journalist had left the consulate in Istanbul alive, rejecting allegations that he was killed there.
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