House of Commons
EDM #1731
Tabled 22 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House condemns the alleged torture and murder of Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabian regime at its consulate in Turkey on 2 October 2018; regrets the increase in censorship against journalists in authoritarian nations as outlined by Mr Khashoggi in his last Washington Post article published on 18 October 2018; notes that the Future Investment Initiative summit is taking place in Riyadh from 23 to 25 October 2018; further notes that senior figures from governments around the world and major financial institutions are expected to be in attendance at that summit; commends French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, IMF Director, Christine Lagarde and the many sponsors and invitees who are actively boycotting the Future Investment Initiative because of the death of Jamal Khashoggi; and calls on the Government to reevaluate its strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of this most recent breach of moral and democratic norms.