'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

The fiancee of murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi pleaded with Congress on May 16 to lead a new global investigation into his killing.

"We still don't know why he was killed".

She said President Trump invited her to the White House months earlier, but that she had not come then because she was not confident about his response. "But several months later we see that nothing has been done and that's why I'm here today". "We don't know where his corpse is", Cengiz said.

In a rare invocation of the War Powers Act, Congress passed a bipartisan resolution that would have forced an end to USA military involvement in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, sending Trump a pointed rebuke over his continued defence of the kingdom.

"As I hoped for good news from him that our marriage papers were in order, as I eagerly awaited the happy surprise of seeing him again, no such things ever happened", Cengiz, a Turkish national, said in written testimony. The US Senate has passed a resolution holding him responsible. Hoja has said that more than 20 of her relatives - including her brother and her elderly parents - have been detained in China because of her reporting on human rights abuses in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.

"Khashoggi's killing was a frightful crime that has, as of now, gone unpunished", Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said during Thursday's hearing before the House subcommittee.

Cengiz, who is scheduled to testify before a House subcommittee on Thursday, said that the Saudi government has not contacted her to offer compensation or even condolences since Khashoggi was killed in Saudi's consulate in Istanbul last October.

The kingdom, however, has given millions of dollars in cash and property to Khashoggi's four children.

Cengiz said she had met Khashoggi at a conference past year and that the two soon made plans to Wednesday. Based on conversations with Turkish officials, she said, "I know for a fact they have not found anything". Turkish surveillance footage also showed Saudi operatives clumsily trying to cover their tracks in Istanbul, and it helped to disprove Saudi claims that Khashoggi had left the consulate unharmed.

Once he entered the consulate, he was subsequently killed.

"The reason that Jamal moved to the United States is because there were other people like him in prison in Saudi Arabia who could not voice their own opinions".

"Jamal told me that Washington was a lovely city and that we would have a attractive life", she said.

"I simply can not make human sense of this", Cengiz said, speaking to legislators through a translator.

"Although he is gone, I feel his presence here right now".

"As I was heading for such an exciting start, the fact that it was suddenly cut on 2 October, I still can not make sense of it".

"I remember he had said to me, he took a famous picture of Keith Ellison and I, and he said, 'Ilhan, you need to run for Congress, ' " Omar said, referring to the Democrat who previously held her seat.

Saudi Arabia has acknowledged it was responsible for Khashoggi's killing but has attempted to blame "rogue" security agents. "There needs to be justice for what was done".

Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) accused Saudi Arabia's leaders of being "very, very unforthcoming" with information, not just on Khashoggi's killing but also in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"I find it appalling; I think we all must find it appalling", he said, criticizing the "incredible arrogance" of the Saudi government.