The murderers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi were heard laughing before he entered the Saudi consulate and was killed by a hit team, was revealed.
The Washington Post columnist was executed in Istanbul after a visit to his country's embassy to collect divorce papers.
In the days following his disappearance on October 2 last year, the Saudi and Turkish authorities issued conflicting statements about how he died and who was responsible.
But without the knowledge of the Saudis, their consulate was eavesdropped by Turkish intelligence, meaning much of the planning and execution of his murder was recorded.
Two experts who have listened to the recordings have the & # 39; hair-raising & # 39; and & # 39; callous & # 39; discussions revealed that the killers had before and after the murder.
Correspondent Jane Corbin (right) interviewed the British lawyer Helena Kennedy (left), who was one of the few people who heard the recordings of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
CCTV images showed the moment that Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. He was never seen when he left the building
In a part of the tape they can allegedly hear laughter and jokes before Khashoggi entered the room.
According to a UN report published earlier this year, the writer, who was critical of the Saudi government, was sedated with a sedative and suffocated with a plastic bag.
In a BBC Panorama episode broadcast tonight in honor of a year after the brutal murder, human rights expert Agnes Callamard, who wrote the UN report, and British criminal lawyer Helena Kennedy discuss what they heard on the secret tapes.
Very few people have heard these horrific recordings that reveal the details of what happened to Khashoggi, the hit squadron sent to kill him and the cover-up that followed.
Colonist Jamal Khashoggi of the Washington Post had criticized the Saudi government
News programs & # 39; s worldwide showed CCTV footage of the last time Khashoggi was seen alive when he entered the consulate building.
But the tapes reveal the disturbing conversations that are currently taking place between the leader of the operation, Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, and a forensic pathologist, Dr. Salah al Tubaigy.
Speaking to Panorama, Kennedy Tubaigy describes what is going to happen to Khashoggi: & It's just so cold and callous. He says & # 39; & # 39; it is the first time in my life that I have to cut pieces on the ground. Even if you are a butcher and you want to cut … he hangs the animal to do this & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You can hear them laughing. It is a kind of hair-raising matter. They are waiting there knowing that this man is coming in and that he is being killed. & # 39;
Khashoggi can be heard on the tapes that are greeted by his killers when he arrives at the Saudi consulate.
Kennedy adds: & # 39; There was a point where you can hear Khashoggi move from a man who is a confident person to a feeling of fear; a feeling of fear; increasing fear; increasing terror and then knowing that something deadly is about to happen & # 39 ;.
While Khashoggi was inside, his Turkish fiancé, Hatice Cengiz, was waiting outside for his return.
Callamard said it is possible that Khashoggi believed he would be kidnapped instead of murdered.
She added: & # 39; I don't know if he thinks he can be killed. He certainly thinks they can try to kidnap him.
UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who investigated the murder of Jamal Khashoggi on BBC Panorama
CCTV footage of Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancé, Hatice Cengiz, in an apartment building in Istanbul, just hours before his death in the Saudi consulate
& # 39; He asks & # 39; are you gonna do that to me? Are you gonna give me an injection? … The sounds heard after that point indicate that he is choking, probably with a plastic bag over his head. & # 39;
Just 30 minutes after Khashoggi entered the consulate, his body was cut to pieces by Tubaigy.
Kennedy added: & # 39; You hear a voice that says & # 39; & # 39; have it cut & # 39; & # 39; … and then someone calls & # 39; & # 39; it's over, it's over & # 39; & # 39;. & # 39;
The recordings also refute the Saudi's claim that Khashoggi's death was a rogue operation, in which the bands revealed several phone calls in the days prior to the murder that triggered the plan.
Kennedy says: & I have no doubt that this was a serious, highly organized mission that came from the top. This was not a single flaky maverick operation & # 39 ;.
The program hears more evidence that the responsibility for the murder goes to the highest levels of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and asks whether the West will turn a blind eye to state-sanctioned murder in the interest of maintaining trade relations.
Kennedy said: & # 39; Something insidious and terrible has happened at that embassy. The international community has a responsibility to maintain a high-level judicial investigation. & # 39;
The Saudi embassy in London said they condemned the horrible murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate and committed to keeping the perpetrators accountable.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post employee, was killed on October 2 shortly after entering the kingdom consulate (photo) in what Riyad called a & # 39; rogue & # 39; operation
CCTV recordings have been reported to have transported body parts from Jamal Khashoggi to the consul home of Saudi Arabia in bags and suitcases on the day he was killed
Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS News Sunday that he did not order the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi
In an interview with CBS 60 Minutes yesterday, Bin Salman said that he & # 39; full responsibility & # 39; takes for the creepy murder of Khashoggi while it happened & # 39; under my care & # 39; but denied allegations that he had ordered the murder.
The 34-year-old crown prince said: & # 39; This was a horrible crime. But I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia, especially because it was committed by people who work for the Saudi government. & # 39;
Asked if he ordered the killing of Khashoggi, the crown prince described that killing & # 39; a mistake & # 39; was and replied: & # 39; Absolutely not & # 39 ;.
Agents from the Saudi government killed Khashoggi in the consulate and apparently ripped apart his body, which has never been found.
Saudi Arabia has accused 11 people in the murder and tried those who were kept secret. No one has been convicted so far.
A report from the United Nations claimed that Saudi Arabia was responsible for killing and said that the possible role of the crown prince should be investigated.
In Washington, Congress said it believes the Crown Prince is responsible for the murder.
Saudi Arabia has long insisted that the crown prince was not involved in an operation involving agents who reported directly to him.
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