Amal Clooney slams world leaders on Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Last Updated: Jul 11 2019 16:29
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LONDON- Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney has accused the leaders of world of failure to protect Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in Istanbul’s Saudi consulate last year.

According to the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, 99 media workers were killed worldwide in 2018.

Clooney, the British government’s envoy on media freedom, said at a London conference on press freedom, “The vast majority of these murders go unpunished. World leaders responded with little more than a collective shrug to Khashoggi’s killing.”

The conference was called with the aim of improving protection for journalists around the world. A global fund to provide training, legal support and other resources for journalists in danger zones was also set up at the conference.