What we know so far about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi has been missing for more than 10 days, prompting speculation that he was killed by his own government.
Khashoggi’s fiancee told the New York Times that he tried to obtain a document on September 28 for their wedding, but was told by the consulate in Turkey that he had to return.

On October 2, nine Saudi officials and intelligence officers arrived in Istanbul via private jet. Around 12:13, vehicles carrying some of the agents arrived outside the Saudi consulate.

Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate at 1:14 p.m. after leaving his two phones with his Cengiz, telling her to get help if he didn’t come out.

A Turkish source told the Middle East Eye that after Khashoggi was led into the consul-general’s room, two Saudi agents entered and dragged him out. He was taken into another room and killed. His body was then dismembered with a bone saw in a third room.

Six vehicles carrying the Saudi officials left the consulate around 4 p.m., while two others drove to the consul’s residence, one of them believed to be carrying Khashoggi.

Cengiz waited outside the consulate until 1 a.m., but never saw Khashoggi emerge.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Nine Saudi intelligence officials arriving in Istanbul
2. Jamal Khashoggi arriving at Saudi consulate in Istanbul
3. Jamal Khashoggi dragged out of a room by two men
4. Jamal Khashoggi killed by Saudi officials
5. Saudi cars going to consul’s residence
6. Six Saudis arriving via second private jet, leaving again
7. Khashoggi’s fiance waiting outside consulate
8. Apple Watch audio recording claim
9. Turkish officials using luminol, dig up consul-general’s garden

VOICEOVER (in English):
“On October 2, nine Saudi officials and intelligence officers arrived in Istanbul via private jet, booking three nights at a hotel. Around 12:13, vehicles allegedly carrying some of the agents arrived outside the Saudi consulate.”

“Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate at 1:14 p.m. after leaving his two phones with his fiancee Hatice Cengiz, telling her to get help if he didn’t come back out.”

“A Turkish source told the Middle East Eye that shortly after Khashoggi was led into the consul-general’s room, two Saudi agents entered and dragged him out.”

“The 59-year-old was taken into another room and later killed. His body was then dismembered with a bone saw in a third room.”

“Six vehicles carrying the Saudi officials reportedly left the consulate around 4 p.m., while two others drove to the consul’s residence nearby, one of them believed to be
carrying Khashoggi.”

“A second jet carrying six more officials arrived past 5, though it departed an hour later for Cairo, and then Riyadh. The first jet left later that night, stopping at Dubai before returning to the Kingdom the next day.”

“Cengiz waited outside the consulate until 1 a.m., but never saw Khashoggi emerge. She returned again the following day when he still hadn’t reappeared.”

“Turkish newspaper Sabah claims Khashoggi’s Apple Watch recorded his ordeal inside the consulate and sent it to his phone and iCloud, though many have questioned whether this is technically feasible.”

“Turkish officials allegedly want to use luminol to check for blood inside the consulate, but the Saudis have only allowed a visual probe. They also suspect Khashoggi’s remains are buried in the garden of the consul-general’s residence.”

SOURCES: Sabah, New York Times
https://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2018/10/10/iste-15-kisilik-suikast-timi
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/09/world/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-timeline.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/world/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-turkey.html