On October 2, 2019, the staff and interns of Nonviolence International along with the support of various other organizations were committed to making sure the one year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi death did not go unnoticed and to demand further accountability.
One year earlier to the day, Washington Post journalist and permanent U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered upon entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The brutality of the murder shocked the world and revealed the heinous extremes that the Saudi Arabian regime would go to in an attempt to silence its dissidents. Crown Prince and heir-apparent Mohammed Bin Salman has denied any involved in the gruesome act as the international community has stood by and done nothing to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the murder. Countries around the world, specifically the United States, have not only accepted the Crown Prince’s denial, but have continued to sell weapons to the kingdom to help sustain their involvement in the Yemeni Civil War which has sparked one of the worst humanitarian crises witnessed.