© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotoreceptor of the European Council Donald Tusk. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank
The circumstances of the murder of a Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci require detailed clarification, regardless of who might be behind this, said on Wednesday the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
«All the details of the murder Casucci require clarification, regardless of who’s behind this,» said Tusk, speaking at a session of the European Parliament.
According to Tusk, in this case the institutions of the European Union «should not be involved in any (political) games of dubious character.»
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. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of Saturday, October 20, issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country, which, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, his demise brought a quarrel with employees 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.