Jamal Khashoggi Way is now in front of the Saudi embassy in DC.
The one-block stretch was renamed after the activist and journalist were killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of DAWN, said, “We intend to remind the people hiding behind these doors that we hold them responsible for the murder of our friend.”
It comes as US President Joe Biden prepares to visit Saudi Arabia next month and meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudis initially denied involvement in Mr. Khashoggi’s death, but as international pressure grew, they admitted he had been killed in the consulate, calling it a botched repatriation attempt.
The CIA believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing and dismemberment of Khashoggi, which the Saudis deny.
Ms. Whitson characterized Vice President Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia as “shameless capitulation” in her remarks.
Hatice Cengiz, Mr. Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee, was unable to attend the ceremony; however, she issued a statement in which she accused the Biden administration of “putting oil over principles and expediency over principles.”
She continued by saying, “Can you at least ask (the crown prince) where Jamal’s body is?”
The press secretary at the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, would not confirm whether or not Vice President Biden would bring up the case of Jamal Khashoggi with the Saudi crown prince.
In her words: “The President is a man of unwavering integrity. This is not a topic that he avoids discussing for fear of being judged.”