What we know now about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia has admitted that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, but has so far given conflicting accounts about what happened.

The New York Times reports that on October 2, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul through the front entrance at 1:14 p.m.

According to a person close to Turkish president Erdogan, Khashoggi was attacked within two minutes of entering. He was dead within seven minutes, and dismembered within 22 minutes.

Newly leaked footage now shows that the Saudis employed a body double to put on a fake beard and wear the deceased Khashoggi's clothes as part of a cover-up. Reports suggested that the body double, identified as 57-year-old Mustafa al-Madani, is an intelligence agent with similar height, age, and build to Khashoggi.

Madani was captured on camera walking the streets of Istanbul with an accomplice, but was recognized as an imposter due to having different shoes.

Khashoggi's body, meanwhile, has yet to be found. Saudi officials claim they don't know the location of his remains, only saying it was rolled in a rug before being handed to a local accomplice.

A pro-government Turkish newspaper reported that on the day of the killing, a member of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage made four calls to his office and one to the U.S., adding to speculation that he ordered the act.

Turkey supposedly has audio recordings and other evidence of Khashoggi's murder, but has yet to disclose them.


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Jamal Khashoggi entering Saudi consulate
2. Khashoggi attacked inside consulate
3. Khashoggi killed and dismembered inside consulate
4. Body double wore fake beard, Khashoggi's clothes as part of cover up
5. Body double walking around Istanbul with an accomplice
6. Khashoggi's body wrapped in rug, handed to local accomplice
7. Four phone calls from consulate to Crown Prince's office on the day of the killing

VOICEOVER (in English):

"On October 2, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul through the front entrance at 1:14 p.m."

"According to a person close to Turkish president Erdogan, Khashoggi was attacked within two minutes of entering. He was dead within seven minutes, and dismembered within 22 minutes."

"Newly leaked footage now shows that the Saudis employed a body double to put on a fake beard and wear the deceased Khashoggi's clothes as part of a cover-up."

"The double was captured on camera walking the streets of Istanbul with an accomplice, but was recognized as an imposter due to his different shoes."

"Khashoggi's body has yet to be found. Saudi officials claim they don't know the location of his remains, only saying it was rolled in a rug before being handed to a local accomplice."

"A pro-government Turkish newspaper reported that on the day of the killing, a member of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage made four calls to his office and one to the U.S., adding to speculation that he ordered the act."

SOURCES:
New York Times, Reuters, CNN, The Guardian, Global News
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/world/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-turkey-saudi-arabia.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-adviser-insight/how-the-man-behind-khashoggi-murder-ran-the-killing-via-skype-idUSKCN1MW2HA
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/22/middleeast/saudi-operative-jamal-khashoggi-clothes/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/cctv-footage-appears-to-show-jamal-khashoggi-body-double-in-istanbul
https://globalnews.ca/news/4580310/calls-made-saudi-prince-office-jamal-khashoggi-killed/