05.17.2019

Hatice Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancée, on Justice

Hatice Cengiz was engaged to Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. She joins the program seven months later to discuss the lack of justice for him and how she’s working tirelessly to make sure those responsible for his murder are held accountable.

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FIRST, WE ALL WANT TO KNOW HOW ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT HAVE THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU SINCE JAMAL WAS SO BRUTALLY MURDERED AND HIS BODY STILL HAS NOT BEEN DISCOVERED?

I'M FEELING VERY BAD.

MY THOUGHTS -- I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW, BUT I AM HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., TODAY.

I WANT TO UNDERSTAND, AND I'M FINDING -- SEEKING JUSTICE FOR JAMAL AND WHY THEY ARE WANT MANOT MAKING ANYTHING FOR THIS CASE.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING PERSONALLY?

HOW IS IT AFFECTING YOU PERSONALLY?

I'M FEELING ALONE, AND -- I WENT TO SPEAK TO THE TURKISH POLICE BECAUSE I CAN EXPLAIN BY MY LANGUAGE BETTER.

GO AHEAD.

Translator: I FEEL VERY MUCH ALONE ABOUT THIS.

I FEEL DESERTED.

A JOURNALIST HAS BEEN MURDERED.

THERE HASN'T BEEN A PROPER INVESTIGATION.

EVERYTHING IS IN SUSPENSE STARTING WITH THE UNITED STATES, EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, STATES, LEADERS HAVE NOT PUT PROPER PRESSURE.

THEY HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY STEPS TO GETTING ANSWERS, REAL ANSWERS TO THIS HORRENDOUS CRIME.

I'M QUESTIONING HUMANITY.

I FEEL A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS, AND I FEEL COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE RESPONSE TO HIS KILLING.

SO LET ME ASK YOU THEN, BECAUSE RECENTLY THE UNITED STATES LAST MONTH PUBLICLY DESIGNATED 16 PEOPLE FROM SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE ROLES THAT THEY ALLEGEDLY PLAYED IN JAMAL'S MURDER.

THE U.S. SAYS THAT THEY AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES.

IS THAT A GOOD FIRST STEP FOR YOU?

Translator: I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WAY.

I WOULD LIKE TO HOPE THAT IT'S A FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT IN ITSELF IT IS NOT REALLY THAT MEANINGFUL.

THERE'S BEEN A MURDER.

THE MURDERERS HAVE NOT BEEN CAPTURED.

THE WHOLE HUMANITY ARE CURIOUS.

I AM WONDERING WHY NO SIGNIFICANT, REAL STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN SO FAR.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS BODY, FOR EXAMPLE?

NO ONE HAS GIVEN ANY ANSWERS.

NO ONE HAS GIVEN ANY CLEAR-CUT, STRAIGHTFORWARD ANSWERS TO THAT QUESTION.

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Christiane Amanpour speaks with writer Robin Wright about the troubling state of U.S. foreign diplomacy; Hatice Cengiz about her late fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi; and editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair Radhika Jones about her first year at the magazine. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with filmmaker Rachel Lears about her film “Knock Down the House.”

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