Bahrain and the UAE supported the decision of Saudi Arabia in the case Casucci

© 2018 AFP / Mohammed Al-Abi opposition journalist Jamal Casucci. Archival photoBahrain and the UAE supported the decision of Saudi Arabia in the case Casucci© 2018 AFP / Mohammed Al-Sheikh

The government of Bahrain and the UAE supported the decisions taken by Saudi Arabia in case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci.

«Bahrain strongly expressed support for the measures taken by Saudi Arabia regarding the case subject Casucci. These steps say they wish to punish all involved in this crime and to reveal facts with all of transparency and openness,» — said in a statement the foreign Ministry of Bahrain.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs and international cooperation of the UAE noted that «taken by Saudi Arabia of the decision in this case affirmed its commitment to the Kingdom values, principles, and justice and talking about respect of the law.»

Bahrain and the UAE have spoken out against the politicization of the murder of the journalist or the use of this crime to slander Saudi Arabia.

Casucci journalist who was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 were living in the United States, went missing in Turkey on 2 October after he entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of 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. The Istanbul Prosecutor’s office stated that the murder was premeditated Galucci, the body was dismembered and destroyed after he was strangled in the Consulate General.

According to the statement of the Prosecutor General of Saudi Arabia for the murder of Casucci detained 21 people. Five for direct participants of the murder, the Prosecutor demanded the death penalty, others will be punished according to the canons of Shariah.