Sending Office: Doggett, Lloyd
Current Signatories: Lloyd Doggett, Walter B. Jones, Mark Pocan, and Betty McCollum
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As mounting evidence appears to indicate that the Government of Saudi Arabia directed the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, I invite you to join our effort (letter below) to voice support for an urgent investigation, as our Senate colleagues have
initiated under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. This would determine whether a foreign person “is responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” We would support
the imposition of sanctions on those determined to be responsible for this with respect to Mr. Khashoggi.
As the government of Saudi Arabia continues to perpetuate an unjust war in Yemen with many civilian deaths, many of us have supported ending the unauthorized U.S. military participation in that conflict and have urged President Trump to end the arms sales
to Saudi Arabia. Those causes remain relevant as we seek to determine the cause of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance and seek clarity as to who is responsible. To join our effort, please reach out to Kate.Stotesbery@mail.house.gov at Rep. Doggett’s office, Raymond.Celeste@mail.house.gov
in Rep. Jones’ office, or Mary.Hurrell@mail.house.gov at Rep. Pocan’s office.
Lloyd Doggett Mark Pocan Walter B. Jones
Member of Congress Member of Congress Member of Congress
Dear President Trump,
Mounting evidence appears to indicate that the Government of Saudi Arabia directed the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi. We join our Senate colleagues in supporting their formal request under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
for you to determine whether a foreign person “is responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights” committed
against an individual exercising freedom of expression, and to report to Congress within 120 days a determination and a decision on the imposition of sanctions on that foreign person or persons. We are hopeful that you can complete this report much sooner.
We are deeply troubled by your recent remarks suggesting that money is more important than justice and other vital American values, and by your
misrepresentation of how much money is at stake. Additionally, we ask that you promptly disclose whether the United States intercepted communications among Saudi officials discussing plans to detain Mr. Khashoggi and advising what actions were taken to
warn him of an attack. That can be done in a private briefing with lawmakers if deemed necessary.
If your immediate investigation and determination are consistent with ongoing media reports about this outrageous action, we urge strong, comprehensive sanctions. We also urge the overdue suspension of U.S. involvement in Yemen, which has led to the deaths
of countless innocent women and children in Yemen.
[Members of Congress]
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