Graphic Accounts Of Khashoggi Torture, Dismemberment Surface

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu before their talks in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

by Michael John Scott

A pro-government Turkish newspaper published a gruesome recounting Wednesday of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America’s top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist’s disappearance.

The Yeni Safak report cited what it described as an audio recording of Khashoggi’s slaying, which it said showed the writer was tortured. The newspaper said Saudi Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi could be heard on the tape, telling those allegedly torturing Khashoggi:

“Do this outside; you’re going to get me in trouble.”

Reports claim one of the Saudis torturing Khashoggi replied: “Shut up if you want to live when you return to (Saudi) Arabia.”  According to investigators, the Saudi torture team used a bone saw to dismember Khashoggi, while he was alive.  For seven long minutes, he screamed in agony, until, apparently, one of the torturers gave him some sort of injection, and he became quiet.

The report adds to the ever-increasing pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Khashoggi, who vanished Oct. 2 while visiting the consulate to pick up paperwork he needed to get married. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held separate meetings with Turkey’s president and foreign minister for around 40 minutes each on Wednesday in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and his son, the 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday. Before leaving Riyadh, Pompeo told reporters that the Saudi leaders “made no exceptions on who they would hold accountable.”

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2 Responses to Graphic Accounts Of Khashoggi Torture, Dismemberment Surface

  1. Mark Willis Reply

    October 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I believe Trump knew the Saudis were going to snatch him.

  2. Pingback: Jamal Khashoggi’s final column « Why Evolution Is True

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