How Jamal Khashoggi Was Murdered Alive Inside Saudi Arabia Embassy In Istanbul – Consulate Witness Who Heard Horrific Scream Breaks Silence
Jamal Khashoggi Was Tortured & Cut Into Pieces With Bone Saw While Alive Inside Saudi Arabia Embassy In Turkey
Exclusive report By Express.co.uk
- When Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul 2 weeks ago, his killers were already waiting to strike.
- The Saudi Arabian journalist – a distinguished columnist for the Washington Post – was there to collect a document relating to his forthcoming wedding, while his Turkish fiancée waited in the car outside thinking he would be gone for only a few minutes.
- CCTV released later showed a smartly dressed Khashoggi entering the consulate under its retractable sun canopy, nodding at the security guard as he went inside – never to re-emerge alive.
While his fiancée Hatice Cengiz assumed he was tangling with bureaucracy, Khashoggi, a leading critic of the Saudi regime, was in fact being killed in the worst way imaginable.
After he failed to reappear, Cengiz said she felt responsible for him. “I have this strange feeling like I have failed to look after something so dear,” she said later.
In fact, for seven long minutes, shortly after 1pm, her fiancé was tortured and hacked to pieces with a bone-saw while still alive. He was then beheaded by members of a 15-man hit squad who had flown in from Riyadh on private jets to murder him, before his dismembered body was carted off in plastic bags to be dissolved in acid.
Within two hours the killers – believed to include Saudi Arabian intelligence officers and royal House of Saudi bodyguards – were gone and a cleaning team was brought in to scrub and repaint the bloodstained crime scene.
The alleged details of Khashoggi’s barbarous death have emerged from descriptions of a highly disturbing audio recording given to the Turkish media on Wednesday by a senior government official. And on the same day the names and photographs of his murderers were published in a Turkish newspaper.
Jamal Khashoggi, 59, had first attended the Saudi consulate in Istanbul four days before he was killed and was told to come back for the wedding documents.
This appears to have been a ruse to allow the Saudi authorities sufficient time to arrange his brutal execution. When he returned to the consulate he was shown into the office of the Saudi consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi. There he was seized almost immediately by the agents who began to beat and torture him.
This was too much for the consul who could reportedly be heard on the tape saying: “Do this outside. You will put me in trouble.” This provoked a dark response from one of the agents: “If you want to live when you come back to Arabia, shut up.”
At some point Khashoggi is believed to have been dragged from the consul-general’s office to a table next door. There, he was tortured and his fingers were cut off one by one.
His “horrendous” screams of pain were so loud they were heard on a lower storey by a witness. The source said the recording later reveals the journalist was “drugged” and “killed” before a Saudi forensics expert advised his colleagues to listen to music on their headphones as they dismembered the body.
This would help defuse the tension created by such a macabre task.
The chief executioner is alleged to have been Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, “Head of forensic evidence” for the Saudi general security department. While his sobriquet is “Dr Death”, Al-Tubaigy’s official title is President of the Saudi Fellowship of Forensic Pathology.
According to local media reports, Al-Otaibi is now said to have been relieved of his post at the consulate.
There is little in the above description of depravity that would suggest that Khashoggi was killed “accidentally” as Saudi sources have alleged.
“They came to kill him, not interrogate him,” insists the consulate witness who heard his screams. It is considered highly unlikely that the execution squad would have acted in the way they did had they not been sanctioned by Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, Saudi Arabia’s 33-year-old crown prince.