U.S. lawmakers demand accountability for killing of Saudi journalist

Adam Schiff D-Calif. chairman of the House Intelligence Committee left speaks with Sen. Mark Warner D-Va. at an event marking 100 days since the death of Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday Jan. 10 2019. (AP

Adam Schiff D-Calif. chairman of the House Intelligence Committee left speaks with Sen. Mark Warner D-Va. at an event marking 100 days since the death of Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday Jan. 10 2019. (AP

Adam Schiff of California and Sen.

On Thursday, friends, politicians and human-rights activists gathered to remember Jamal Khashoggi, 100 days after the Saudi journalist was killed.

And a memorial service was held in the U.S. Congress in Washington.

Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan drove that point home during his appearance at the Capitol Hill remembrance of Khashoggi on January 10, the 100day anniversary of his torture, murder and dismemberment at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi wrote op-ed columns for The Washington Post that were critical of the government of his native Saudi Arabia and his killing has strained the decades-long ties Saudi Arabia enjoys with the United States.

The Post's statement noted that while the newspaper's move is meant to broaden their outreach, the outlet also felt a sense of responsibility to continue Khashoggi's legacy.

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Pelosi called on the U.S.to stand up to threats against journalists everywhere and pledged that USA lawmakers would work as long as it takes until there is justice for Khashoggi.

Following Khashoggi's murder, numerous voices have called for the diplomatic boycott of Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who lived in the United States, was killed in October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had gone to pick up paperwork needed for his upcoming marriage to his Turkish fiancée.

Saudi Arabia denied for weeks that Khashoggi had been killed but later changed its story and ultimately acknowledged the brutal slaying.

Minus leadership from the White House, Ryan wants Congress "to demand full and immediate transparency" into the Khashoggi killing.

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