Khashoggi killing: France imposes travel ban on 18 Saudi citizens
[Aljazeera] France has imposed a travel ban on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said more sanctions could follow depending on the results of investigations.
France's foreign ministry did not name the individuals but in a statement released on Thursday, it said the move was in coordination with European partners, notably Germany which, on Monday, banned 18 Saudis and moved to halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
"The murder of Mr Khashoggi is a crime of extreme gravity, which moreover goes against freedom of the press and the most fundamental rights," the ministry said in a statement.
The bans bind all members of the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone, the statement said before adding that France expected a transparent, detailed and exhaustive response from Saudi authorities.
"These are interim measures that may be reviewed or extended depending on the progress of ongoing investigations."
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-11-23