Murdered journalist Was Khashoggi dissolved in acid and dumped in the sewers?
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The evidence is thickening: From police circles it is now also said that the body of journalist Khashoggi was still missing in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Thereupon traces in the sewage system indicated.
DThe body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been dissolved in acid and dumped in the sewers, according to a Turkish media report. As the pro-government newspaper "Sabah" reported, traces of acid were found in samples from the sewer line of the residence of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The Turkish investigators suspected therefore that the liquefied body was disposed of through the sewer system.
The critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went to the Istanbul Consulate of Saudi Arabia on October 2 to collect a document for his marriage. Khashoggi did not come out after that and disappeared. Under international pressure, Saudi Arabia admitted after weeks of denials killing the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist. So far, however, is unclear what happened to the body of Khashoggi.
At the end of October, the Istanbul Procuratorate declared that Khashoggi had been strangled immediately after entering the consulate and that his body had been dismembered and disposed of. Turkish presidential aide Yasin Aktay said last week that the dismembered body had been acid-decomposed to cover all traces.
Turkey has audio recordings of the murder case. These were shared with a number of countries, including Germany, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The information was also passed on to Saudi Arabia, the USA, France and Great Britain. "You've heard the conversations (recorded) and know them," Erdogan said before traveling to Paris.
Riyadh is now accusing senior government officials of the act who did not act on the orders of Crown Prince or King. This version was challenged internationally as little credible.