The activists said they are demanding the full truth about Khashoggi’s killing.
In Norway, activists marked the anniversary by wearing crime-scene jumpsuits and standing outside the Saudi Embassy in Oslo. On Twitter, Amnesty asked, “Who ordered the killing?”
Outside the Saudi Consulate in Sydney, protesters held up posters of Khashoggi and a banner that read, “Anniversary of the assassination of free speech.”
Khashoggi, who was in self-imposed exile after becoming a vocal critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was a contributing opinions columnist at The Washington Post.
In the months since his killing, those close to Khashoggi have fought tirelessly to hold the perpetrators accountable. Mohammed has denied having any foreknowledge of the operation to target the journalist, while the trial of the people implicated in Khashoggi’s killing has been shrouded in secrecy.
A memorial service for Khashoggi was held Wednesday near the consulate in Istanbul where he was killed. The service was attended by Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Post, and Fred Ryan, the paper’s publisher. Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, who had been waiting for him outside the embassy on the day he was killed, also was in attendance.
During the service, Cengiz described the past year as “the worst of her life” and paid tribute to Khashoggi, calling him the love of her life. Wiping away tears, she said she was “broken but proud.”
“I want to know what happened to his body. I want that those in power are held accountable for their actions,” she added.
She later wrote on Twitter: “One year since we last met. In one year, your assassination changed the World’s compass.”
In the United States, the National Press Club observed a moment of silence in Khashoggi’s honor Wednesday morning.
Evening vigils are planned in London and Washington.