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Human rights campaigners are becoming increasingly angry at a decision by Britain’s Natural History Museum to host a reception for Saudi Arabia’s embassy, saying the NHM should definitely cancel the event over growing concerns about Kingdom’s rights violations.

“The Saudi authorities have a contempt for human rights, and events like this will undoubtedly be regarded as an endorsement. It’s time for the Museum to take a stand,” said Andrew Smith, from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, on Thursday, hours before the NHM was to host the reception for Saudi Arabia Day.  

The call for scrapping the event comes amid a global outrage about Saudi Arabia’s alleged killing of a prominent anti-government journalist in a diplomatic mission in Turkey. Jamal Khashoggi have been unaccounted for since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Many, including Turkish authorities, believe the journalist was killed inside the…

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