Saudi journalist’s 'body parts found'

Saudi journalist’s body parts found

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Body parts of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News sources.

The sources said the journalist had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured”.

One source suggested that Mr Khashoggi’s remains were discovered in the garden of the Saudi Consul General’s home.

The home is approximately 500 metres away from the consulate.

It comes as pictures have been published of the journalist’s son, Salah Khashoggi, meeting the Saudi ruler, King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, on Tuesday.

The King and Crown Prince expressed their condolences over the death of the journalist.

 

Known for his criticism of the Saudi government

Jamal Khashoggi's son, Salah Khashoggi, meeting the Saudi ruler, King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman

The supposed discovery of Mr Khashoggi’s body parts contradicts the explanation given by Saudi Arabia over his death.

It has said Mr Khashoggi died in a fight at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Mr Khashoggi was known for his criticism of the Saudi government.

This comes after the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claimed Saudi officials planned to murder Mr Khashoggi days before his death in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.

Addressing Turkey's Parliament, Mr Erdogan said he believed Saudi officials had started plotting against Mr Khashoggi in late September.

He said a "body double" wearing Mr Khashoggi's clothes was used as a decoy after the murder took place in October.