Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Screaming Saudi Journalist Was 'Chopped Up Alive In Horrific Seven Minute Killing'
Mr Khashoggi, 60, a critic of the Saudi leadership, was last seen entering the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
Turkish officials have said they have recorded evidence that he was assassinated by a 15-strong hit squad who flew in on a private jet.
And now, a source has claimed that Mr Khashoggi was cut up alive by the squad who listened to music while dismembering his body.
The Turkish source, who has allegedly listened to an audio recording of the journalist's last moments, says it took seven minutes for him to die.
"They had come to kill him,” the source told Middle East Eye (MEE).
It is claimed that Jamal Khashoggi was dragged from the Consul General’s office into his study next door, where he was dumped on a table.
Loud screams could then be heard - which only stopped when he was injected with an unknown substance, according to the source.
Moments later, his body was allegedly cut up by the squad.
Forensic evidence expert Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy has been identified by Turkey as a suspect in the killing and dismemberment.
The source told MEE that Mr Tubaigy listened to music via earphones as he cut up the reporter's body while he was still breathing.
He allegedly advised his accomplices to do the same.
"When I do this job, I listen to music. You should do [that] too," Mr Tubaigy could be heard saying in the recording, the source said.
Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in the journalist's disappearance, which has made headlines across the world.
The shocking new claims come as Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will also meet with his American counterpart, the ministry added.