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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:29 PM

Amal Clooney Criticizes World Leaders for 'Collective Shrug' Over Killing of Journalist Jamal...

(LONDON) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with “a collective shrug” over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Clooney, the British government’s envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that “journalists are under attack like never before,” not just while covering wars but for exposing crime and corruption.

“The vast majority of these murders go unpunished,” she said, adding that “world leaders responded with little more than a collective shrug” to Khashoggi’s killing by agents close to the Saudi crown prince.

The Washington Post columnist was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year.

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demmiblue Jul 11 OP
hlthe2b Jul 11 #1
demmiblue Jul 11 #2
customerserviceguy Jul 11 #3
demmiblue Jul 11 #4
customerserviceguy Jul 11 #5
demmiblue Jul 11 #6
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demmiblue Jul 11 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:32 PM

1. She is a treasure... George is lucky (though I have tremendous admiration for him too)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:39 PM

2. +1

I do indeed admire Amal Clooney and her husband.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:57 PM

3. What are world leaders supposed to do?

Form a military coalition and go to war with Saudi Arabia? Iran would love that.

All you can do is a little hand-wringing, and go back to normal after a period of that. I would imagine that any boycotting of Saudi Arabia's oil would have already been in place before the killing.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:10 PM

4. ...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

5. So, what do you

expect world leaders to do about it? What does Amal Clooney want done that is not being done? A bigger show of hand-wringing?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:19 PM

6. ...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:24 PM

7. Again

with the non-response. You do know that this is a discussion board, right?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:28 PM

8. No, I didn't know that. n/t

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