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.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20510



Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)

Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the late Jamal Khashoggi


Sponsored by

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


Please RSVP to Mariah Wildgen at

Media are encouraged to attend the press conference or to view the livestream on Senator Wyden’s twitter account here.


The Administration’s Inaction on the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi