The Saudi human rights commission rejected calls for an worldwide investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's murder, saying they've already punished the killers who they refused to name or give any details about.
The suspects are believed to have been involved in the killing and dismembering of Khashoggi, a Middle East Eye and Washington Post columnist, inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on 2 October, Turkish Daily Sabah reported.
President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, pictured in November, told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday the accused killers behind Jamal Khashoggi's death are being brought to justice.
He said the kingdom would not accept what he termed as foreign interference in its domestic affairs and judicial system.
Last November, the Saudi PPO announced the indictment of 11 suspects in Khashoggi's murder, and later stated that 10 more individuals were under investigation. More than a month after his death, the Central Intelligence Agency concluded Salman ordered Khashoggi's death.
Turkey has said the journalist was killed by a team of 15 Saudis who strangled him.
Al-Aiban described the murder as an "unfortunate accident".
"None of their human rights have been violated and they have been subjected to no form of torture or cruel" treatment, Aiban clarified.
"They are entitled to legal council, and they have also been informed of their rights to resort to the services of council during the investigation phase and during the trial", he said.
Saudi Arabia initially said it had no knowledge of his fate.
Aiban said the case against the suspects is ongoing and so far, they have appeared in court for three hearings with their lawyers present.
He also said "representatives of worldwide organisations as well as NGOs and other stakeholders. were able to monitor and see how the court cases were unfolding", but did not specify which organisations had been permitted into the proceedings. In 2013, it accepted 151 out of 225 recommendations.
He added that any demands by foreign countries or bodies to launch an worldwide investigation would be "tantamount to the global community doubting the integrity of our judicial apparatus".