For the first time, a transcription of Jamal Khashoggi & # 39; s last moments was recorded on hidden microphones in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The captivating recordings reveal how a Saudi hit team sent to look after the dissident journalist, discussed how his body would be split into pieces after his death, and the animal to be sacrificed to him & # 39; Call it.
The men were then admitted and told Khashoggi to write a text message to his son to cover their tracks before they dried him and placed a bag over his head.
& # 39; I have asthma. Don't do it, you'll choke me, & Khashoggi is heard saying in his last words before sounds of a struggle and his body is heard in pieces.
Although details of the tape were revealed in the 11 months following his death, the publication of the transcript is by Turkey Daily Sabah reveals the full picture of how the murder happened.
A full transcript of the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit team in October last year reveals how Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb (photo on the photo) discussed the disintegration of the dissident journalist's body before arriving at the consulate in Istanbul
The audio was recorded by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization on microphones hidden in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Khashoggi, a former insider of the Saudi regime, became critical and went to the consulate that day to sign marriage papers so he could marry his partner, Hatice Cengiz.
Instead, he was dragged to a back room where he was killed while she waited for him outside.
Saudi Arabia admitted that killing Khashoggi was a premeditated act by government agents, but said it was & # 39; rogue states & # 39; were those who acted without official permission.
Dr. Salah Muhammed Al-Tubaigy can be heard talking about how he will listen to music, smoke and drink coffee while cutting the body of Khashoggi
However, international observers and critics of the regime believe that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, has given the order.
Eleven of the 15-member hit team have since been tried for murder, including five who receive the death penalty.
The first part of the recording includes a conversation between Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, the deputy commander of the hit team, and Dr. Salah Muhammed Al-Tubaigy, the head of Forensic Evidence at the Saudi General Security Service charged with dismantling the body of Khashoggi.
The tape has a time stamp of 13.02 hours, just 12 minutes before Khashoggi arrived at the consulate.
& # 39; Is it possible to put the body in a bag? & # 39; Mutreb can be heard asking.
Al-Tubaigy answers: & # 39; No. Too heavy, also very long. I actually always worked on cadavers. I know how to cut very well.
& # 39; I have never worked on a warm body, but I manage that easily. Normally I put on my earphones and listen to music when I cut cadavers. In the meantime I enjoy my coffee and smoke.
& # 39; After I dismantle it, wrap the parts in plastic bags, put them in suitcases, and take them out of the building. & # 39;
The last moments of Khashoggi completely
Mutreb: Leave a message for your son.
Khashoggi: What should I tell my son?
Mutreb: You will write a message, let's practice; show us.
Khashoggi: What should I say, & # 39; see you soon & # 39 ;?
Unknown man: Cut it short.
Mutreb: You write something like & # 39; I'm in Istanbul. Don't worry if you can't reach me. & # 39;
Khashoggi: I should not say kidnapped.
Unknown man: Put your jacket of.
Khashoggi: How can such a thing happen at a consulate? I don't write anything.
Unknown man: Cut it short.
Khashoggi: I don't write anything.
Mutreb: Write it, Mr. Jamal. Hurry up. Help us so that we can help you, because eventually we will bring you back to Saudi Arabia and if you don't help us, you will know what will happen in the end.
Khashoggi: There is a towel here. Do you want to drug me?
Al-Tubaigy: We put you to sleep.
Khashoggi was subsequently drugged and told his captors & # 39; don't keep my mouth shut & # 39; while placing a plastic bag over his head.
& # 39; I have asthma. Don't do it, you'll choke on me & # 39 ;, says Khashoggi in his last words.
Sounds of suffocation and struggle are then heard, with short pieces of discussion between the hit squadron wondering if he is still moving.
At some point someone says & keep pushing & # 39 ;.
At 1.39 pm the sound of an autopsy saw sounds as the team begins to disassemble the body of Khashoggi. The procedure takes 30 minutes.
It is thought that the pieces of Khashoggi's body were then packed in suitcases and taken away from the embassy. His remains were never found.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post employee and bin Salman critic, was murdered on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The writer is depicted on the day he enters the consulate
At the end of the conversation, Mutreb asks if the & # 39; animal to be sacrificed & # 39; Has arrived. At 1.14 pm an unknown member of the hit team says: & # 39; (he) is here & # 39 ;.
When Khashoggi arrived at the consulate, he was first asked to enter a private room on the second floor, and when he refused, he was dragged in by the arm.
Then Mutreb hears him that Interpol ordered him to return to Riyadh before he asked if he had a phone with him. Khashoggi replies that he has two iPhones.
Khashoggi is told to write a text message to his son saying he doesn't have to worry if he can't be contacted, in an apparent attempt to cover the tracks of the hit team.
The journalist can be heard who refuses to write the message before asking if he will be drugged. & # 39; We put you to sleep & # 39 ;, says Al-Tubaigy.
He is then heard saying his last words before the sounds of a struggle followed by his tear fill the room.
It is thought that the body parts of Khasoggi were then packed in suitcases and removed from the consulate before being removed in an unknown manner.
To this day, no trace of his body has yet been found.
Mutreb and Al-Tubaigy are among the five men who face the death penalty for killing Khashoggi in a trial in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia has murdered & # 39; rogue elements & # 39; of the state, but in a damning report a special UN rapporteur said that there was & # 39; credible evidence & # 39; is that Crown Prince links Mohammed bin Salman to the & # 39; extrajudicial murder & # 39;
After Khashoggi was dismantled, his body would have been packed in suitcases and taken from the consulate. It has never been found (pictured, police are looking for its remains)
In a bomb report in June this year, UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard argued that there was & # 39; credible evidence & # 39; is that the death of Khashoggi connects and tries to hide this from Prince Bin Salman.
The report concluded that the killing of Khashoggi & # 39; was an extrajudicial murder for which the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible & # 39 ;.
She discovered that Saudi Arabia only & # 39; timid steps & # 39; had taken to address his responsibility through prosecution and reparations.
The report also found that the closed door trial of 11 unidentified suspects did not meet global standards and had to be stopped.
Because killing Khashoggi was an international crime, it must be investigated and tried internationally, the report said.
Callamard also urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to launch a probe that could build files on alleged perpetrators and identify options for justice, including a possible ad hoc tribunal.
Guterres & # 39; should be able to conduct an international follow-up investigation without any trigger by a state, & # 39; said Callamard.
The FBI in the United States, where Khashoggi was a resident, should also open an investigation, the report said.
Callamard called for sanctions against the & # 39; personal property of Prince Mohammed abroad & # 39; until there is evidence that & # 39; he has no responsibility for this execution & # 39 ;.
She said her findings were based in part on recordings from inside the consulate before, during and after the murder, which are revealed in the transcript.
Khashoggi had gone to the consulate that day to get papers to marry his partner Hatice Cengiz, who was standing outside the building while he was murdered
The 15-man hit team suspected of killing Jamal Khashoggi
Turkey announced last year to hunt 15 suspects in connection with the disappearance of Khashoggi.
Today, the UN Special Report named the same 15 people as the members of the 15-person Saudi team.
They were depicted at the border check at Ataturk airport after they flew into Turkey in two private jets from the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Saif Saad Q Alqahtani (left) and Mustafa Muhammed M. Almadani (right) were named by the UN report as members of the 15-person Saudi team
Waleed Abdullah M. Alsehri (left) and Abdulaziz Muhammed M. Alhawsawi (right) are also wanted for interrogation about the disappearance
The identified group of men included Salah Muhammad A Tubaigy, 47, the head of the Saudi Forensic Medicine Institute.
He is an expert in the field of forensic evidence and has trained a large number of police officers in investigating the crime scene.
Another man, Muhammed Saad H. al-Zahrani, was revealed as one of the royal guards of Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman – a unit nicknamed the & # 39; raw swords & # 39 ;.
Mansur Othman M. Abahüseyin and Badr Lafi M. Alotaibi passed border control
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