The foreign Minister of Japan called for a full investigation into the death Casucci

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotomancer foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono. Archival photoThe foreign Minister of Japan called for a full investigation into the death Casucci© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Foreign Minister Taro Kono called for the full investigation of the murder of a Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci.

State media in Saudi Arabia has spread in the night of Saturday the message of the Prosecutor General of the country that, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, and his death brought an unplanned altercation with the staff of the Consulate. In this case arrested the 18 people who questioned, the Saudi authorities seek to establish the truth and bring to justice all those responsible.

«This is unfortunate. We call for a comprehensive investigation of the incident and the adoption of a fair and open response», — quotes the TV channel NHK, the words Kono during his visit to Denmark.

Saudi journalist Casucci was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 were living in the United States. He criticized the actions of the Saudi authorities after the appointment of the crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Casucci went missing in Turkey on 2 October after he had come to the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul for the documents for re-marriage. With him to the Consulate came his bride, a citizen of Turkey, but it was not allowed in the Embassy building. She waited a journalist for five hours, then went to the police, when the consular officer told her that Hakuji already gone.

For more than two weeks, the leadership of Saudi diplomatic missions in Turkey claimed that the journalist left the Consulate, and the day after the disappearance Casucci crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in an interview with Bloomberg, expressed confidence that the journalist left the Consulate alive, and it is not in the Kingdom.