WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):3 p.m.Reporters Without Borders says it and two other human rights groups have referred the case of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.In a communique sent to journalists Thursday, Paris-based RSF called for an independent investigation to establish what happened to Khashoggi. Turkish officials allege he was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.RSF suggests such a probe could be carried out by the U.N. special rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the U.N. special rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, in conjunction with the U.N. working group.Khashoggi wrote columns for The Washington Post, including some critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He had been living in the U.S. in self-imposed exile.___2 p.m.A Turkish official says Turkey and Saudi Arabia will form a “joint working group” to look into the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.The journalist vanished last week after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Turkish officials have said The Washington Post contributor may have been killed inside the consulate, but they haven’t offered any evidence. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegation… Read full this story
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