The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggii to justice and rejected an international investigation into the case.

Three dozen Western countries, including all 28 European Union members, called on Saudi Arabia last week to cooperate with a United Nations led investigations into the murder of Khashoggi, a critic and Washington Post columnist.

He was killed by Saudi agents October 2nd at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Bandar bin Mohammed al-Aiban told the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) that those on trial for the “crime” and “unfortunate accident” had attended three hearings so far with their lawyers present. He gave no names or details.

Some Western governments have accused Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of being implicated in the murder. The Saudi government has denied any involvement by the crown prince.

“Justice in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia operates pursuant to international law and it does so in all transparency,”

He said the kingdom would not accept what he termed as foreign interference in its domestic affairs and judicial system.

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