In response to the October 2018 murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and the lack of accountability for his killers, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) authored legislation in the Intelligence Authorization Act and National Defense Authorization Act that required a public report on who was responsible for Jamal’s murder. That bill became law in December and the report was due in January. Last week, the administration finally responded to the legal requirement with a fully classified report. According to Senator Wyden: “The administration’s response was not only late, but it lacked any substantive answers.”
On Tuesday, March 3, Senator Wyden and Representative Malinowski will discuss the administration’s refusal to publicly release details on the killing of Jamal and will announce next steps for securing transparency and accountability for his murder.
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
- Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)
- Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the late Jamal Khashoggi
- Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
- Committee to Protect Journalists
- Human Rights First
- James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
- PEN America
- Project on Middle East Democracy
- Reporters Without Borders
Media are encouraged to attend the press conference or to view the livestream on Senator Wyden’s Twitter account here.