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be the hero of the world right the. washer. or the old. the. marian was in on the main story this hour there are crimes that syrian fighters have joined the conflict between azerbaijan and armenia france and russia are saying they have evidence that syrian fighters traveled through turkey to join the fight on behalf of azerbaijan robin forster walker has our report the spoils of move shown by as every public television of a medium tanks and other hardware proof the army says of terror troops taken in a disputed legal account after reaching all of them with the riley believing our neighbor lands on the enemy we see several pieces of enemy heart of there and drove
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them to our military bases currently the fighting continues we are liberating our lands we're look at patient videos released on thursday show the unrelenting destruction from the air drones targeting a 1000000 guns and military convoys the region is officially part of as a by june but it's run by separatist medians. it has taken 6 days for world leaders to jointly call for armenia and azerbaijan to return to peace talks known as the minsk process with a warning from french president emmanuel mccrone the turkey to cease its involvement in the conflict is pretty don't we have information today that is very clear that indicates that fighters from syria have left their their members of jihadist groups and they traveled via gaziantep to join the fighting in the going to karabakh turkish president richard tayyip erdogan has pledged azerbaijan his
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country's full support and says the time for $26.00 is over. given that these 3 mints countries the us russia and france have neglected this problem for nearly 30 years it's unacceptable that they are involved in a search for a ceasefire in the face of these negative developments that came to surface in recent days but if something is wanted the invaders should leave these lands in order to achieve a solution the true gains or losses being made on the battlefield you know this armenian military video suggests its forces are resisting and in some cases retaking lost positions but what is known is that the violence continues to injure and kill civilians in the town of marjah on thursday as ery shelling issued 2 french journalists from the moment one is now critical condition for a steelworker which is here. well in all the headlines there are protests in india
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intensifying with the gun in response to the gang rape and death of a 2nd woman both women were from the marginalised dalat community police prevented opposition politicians were travelling to the site of one of the attacks and emergency laws have been imposed after clashes erupted following the quote creation of one of the women. the european union has not seen legal action against the u.k. other plans to breach parts of the brics it divorce agreement unless reform a lotus has been sent to the british government the case could wind up in the european court of justice bracks it is one of the topics that leaders from the bulk of discussed during a summit carney taking place in brussels meeting russian opposition figure alexina volley has accused president i deem it too soon of ordering his poisoning volley was released from a hospital last week off to treatment for a nerve agent attack he had collapsed on a flight in russia's siberia region in orchestra the kremlin has reportedly has repeatedly denied any involvement. egyptian activists are calling for further
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protests against president sisi under the slogan friday of anger and they want people to come out in the heart of the capital cairo in tahrir square has been fury across the country off to police reportedly shot and killed a man while making an arrest in the media area and luxor and facebook has taken further steps to prevent its platforms from being exploited in the run up to the us election political ads that seek to dina just in lies the result have been banned from the facebook and instagram platforms they include articles that suggest there is widespread voting fraud. war and all those stories in the news hour with myself that's coming up in about 60 minutes from now 2100 g.m.t. jamal khashoggi mother and a saudi consul is the program coming up next. 'd
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the body's heavy. bags and cut it into pieces to be finished it is such a fishbowl animal dr has a right. we're . back again are trying to find out what happened to demolish saudi arabia from farms or to turn watched him on her show. a show she threw up. some form of closure foreign minister saying this was all a terrible and the execution of jamal be sure to your frequent critic of the shots on the regime and the 5 to the saudi consulate. and drawing your. own world here telling of josh of jane was a premeditated car monday the 1st of all 28. everything seemed
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normal in the belgrade forest in the northwest of the took a city of his stumble. it was the beginning of the week and there were only a few visits is. just before sunset surveillance cameras picked up a car belonging to the consulates of saudi arabia and istanbul it passed through a security gate before driving on through the forest. the took a shout so bone newspaper would later be told that inside the car was the saudi military a tough shape. on what took you should intelligence gold a surveillance mission. according to. has returned to his stumble from jeddah that day with a deadly plan to take out the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. when
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i was on the 21st of june 2017 mohammed bin selma was made crown prince of saudi arabia. 2 weeks later a major diplomatic crisis blew up in the gulf between saudi arabia and 3 of its allies and qatar. also that june another writer close to bin selman advised jamal khashoggi either to take part in the campaign against qatar or to leave the country. chose to leave saudi arabia. he flew from jeddah via london to the united states the pressure increased even to 14 or to 15 when he was writing minister of information decided to publish the letter from writing and i think you found that very insulting you should remember
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the german was banned from tweeting and writing articles while he. because his dog or the speed. of the. conciliation we did worked. for i think 100 when someone is there in. version 230 no he just has to do it right or show jihad study journalism at indiana state university in the us in the early eighties and worked for the saudi diplomat feisal while he was ambassador to the us. ashaji is for children also have u.s. nationality isn't this some. footage that it looks to gather. all the. length of it all of
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a massacre there are you see there are. a mixture. do isn't very happy he was worried he one time told me his 2 sons complained to him that they are held hostage because of him they couldn't travel soon they were both bankers their work requires them to travel and they could not leave the kingdom their passports were confiscated and they were blaming him and that really caused lots of guilt. he told me he felt guilty that is causing the. stress and suffering. in august 27th seen a show she tweeted for the 1st time from his self in the us i returned to writing and tweeting grateful to his highness the minister of information for his kind efforts gratitude and loyalty to the royal crown prince no free pain is broken and
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no tweet is silence under his reign. the tweet seemed confusing and contradictory and posed questions about her relationship with his native country. the saudi authorities had banned him from writing in a phone call from an adviser to the royal court so doubt qahtani. ashaji later referred to this ban in a b.b.c. interview shouted be a little. bit early and must call your boss will be a real hard if you will live any b b men or even a good. in september 27th seen a show she started writing for the washington post. this enabled him to communicate with a far wider audience and sphere of influence. for the saudis i think this was the
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scariest thing the guy writes for a paper that's already all over the world that are driven by decision makers in the us. also my premise and mine enough so if i had a family coffee then them for me i think many men do a lot of that but. by this time she wanted to legalize his status in the u.s. and in december 27th teen was granted political asylum that offered him a degree of stability and he began to create a network between washington is stumble london and other world capitals holiday fori took the producers of this program to his friend jamal's apartment in tysons corner virginia. they managed to contact a show she saw on the dollar but the cole led nowhere. as we speak today there intellectuals under notice jill no nobody will dare to
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speak and criticize that inform delight saudi intelligence was closely monitoring her show she and his movements and briefing the new crown prince and heir to the throne of the horn of the world. i mean. the saudis trying to tempt the journalist to return a source close to her show she said that the adviser to the roll call. contacted him twice by phone. he allegedly said that mohammed bin salmond trusted her show implicitly and that the doors of the rule court were open to him whenever he chose to return. the same source said that the saudi government maintained communication with. a made him several offices including managing a prominent saudi funded media network. also so good you brought it with you has been there has been serving in the embassy in london the saudi embassy in
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washington was there carol von weapons verba and i think his knowledge of the regime added credibility took some corporation as a journalist when he spoke out. for show she kept up his criticism of bin salmoni and the washington post demanded spoke to me through this before because most of them that he is working with friends to establish a foundation for democracy and of all promoting but out of them quasi among sleuth people and also fear thing some form of society after consideration. according to a political science researcher in istanbul show she was involved in projects aimed at countering saudi digital activity. the program produces contacted some of his assistants on one project but they were reluctant to talk in detail they said they didn't want to jeopardize the future of the new work.
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meanwhile back in the saudi capital riyadh a small cell was formed to decide what to do about jim oh. it weighed up different options and as new information became available it formulated a course of action. it would silence show she. permanently. on the evening of the 9th of september 28th seen her show she left the us for what would be the last time he took turkish airlines t k 8 from washington to istanbul where he arrived on the evening of the 10th of september. he planned to stay until the 17th of october as he had a major personal event to plan for his marriage to the turkish ph d. student.
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therefore the couple had 1st met at a conference in istanbul in may 2018 they kept in touch met again in july 2800 and then jamal proposed to her t.j. and she accepted. because he is about to get mad and he wanted to establish new life and they were still remembered the flat that he bought the furniture to put in the flare and the fact that the scope of the consulate to get some became months and they joked with him and they said you are younger. than i have seen before because you have a new love story. and then you said you know we need that so we may continue our struggle for. generation and i thoroughly. secure in.
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the shoji made a short interim trip to london and return to his stumble on friday the 28th of september landing at 4 o 7 am. at 924 the same morning ashaji and her teacher went to the municipal office and the fattier district of a stumble to check what paperwork they needed for their marriage. bill or the ever bill did. the lack of the bialek muscle stand they are probably they really. are like the bush on the are all of the high levels of the you know modern is part of chart. so jamal and her t.j. took a taxi to the saudi consulate. therefore want to get out come on over to me now my
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. thought is short one should be able to go listen up. and i could be out for lunch hour door to door and it's called each other the way it is. formless or. the island of. band the up of them all the talk about the we were all no ecosystem 30 that. during his 90 minutes in the consulate to show she was told that the necessary documents would be processed in the next few days. that same evening shows she flew back to lunch. having spent less than a day in istanbul i was one of the last people to meet him for the disappearance he was here with me in this office we spent the day together we had lunch together and then he went to the airport i followed him the following day to some would cause he was opposed to appear on my t.v. show. but by the time i arrived in istanbul he was gone and i can tell you that
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when we met here. seemed so quite comfortable and excited about the prospects of marriage we discussed. a project here how the mind and that is to set up a website to publish translations of reports an author goes and alice is on the economic situation so the enemy and the region. in london her show she called the saudi consulate in istanbul and they told him his marriage papers were ready and that he should collect them on tuesday the 2nd of october 1 30 pm. so her show she left london again for a stumble his fateful final journey. on this visit the shoji decided not to stay in istanbul hotel but in the place he
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bought for him and her teacher to live after their wedding. a teacher had been busy installing furniture and other supplies only a few more items were needed and jamal planned to buy them after his return from the consulate but of course he never did. the teacher had breakfast at the restaurant inside the residential complex and there was a lot to talk about especially the wedding. organisation have neither. the charge of them. but that he opted almost. taking the job that the other day i could. buy them more than one but listen a bit about getting me. for 4 for the. mother
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. of the. good old out of the. cold for 5. meanwhile the men forming the saudi hit squad had begun arriving in istanbul in the early hours of that same morning. free of mohammed bin selman special protection unit came on a commercial flight from cairo. to private jets from riyadh landed an hour apart on the private runway. h. said s k one landed at 330. carrying the head of the assassination team. trip and they tell the men including 2 of the main players. the group checked into 2 hotels near the saudi consulate.
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surveillance cameras in both hotels showed the men leaving at 940 and 10 50 am and cameras at the consulate monitored their arrival. say leaked all the recordings that 2 planes came from so they are via to the mission airport of the church and 15 men. checked in a hotel in istanbul and before. arrived to consummate they entered the. car we did feel that even though that you cannot see inside the fact that our team arrived in turkey the circumstances of what they actually did the timing is concerned and also the composition of those people in terms of their forensic
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expertise that ranking one at least is alleged to be a very senior ranking intelligence officer and the fact that it's also claimed that at least 7 of that team are extremely close in terms of the security in a circle of the crown prince himself all of this is very strong circumstantial evidence it all suggests that not only were these people implicated in the whatever how has happened. it also suggests that what the intention actually was. 1 14 pm on the 2nd of october surveillance cameras showed her shoji entering the consulate they gave her teacher his mobile phone and left her waiting for him outside. the shop she has been missing for 5 days out ashok chavan fiance reported his disappearance to turkish going shopping had in
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washington very concerned about the whereabouts of running a prominent commentator on how the journalist was lawful in answering his country's consulate in istanbul on tuesday and have until march since a t.j. continued to wait but as the time pursed she became increasingly concerned and contacted some of jamal's friend whose. side would stand for much done for love as the going to be done. done the job was. going to be taken sort of as former boss of the former caucus here in the making to me either. it's off or back to come other well that i'd like to there although on the mitchell this to me on in all the large of our i can't keep on the move for now i'm going out to sea of us are going to say go over means it and i will not sort of back to your article that gets me or he said to my old war machine may have us or the former you know
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from year. 7 that's about where what you want to mother polly mother. as international speculation about her shoulders he grew one theory was that he'd been kidnapped as part of an illegal operation to take him back to saudi arabia. the turkish government broke its silence the day after her showed his disappearance on wednesday the 3rd of october when it made this statement. be they could be. food what. color. you stumbled on while president urged the one 1st commented publicly on sunday the 7th of october.
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that investigation was led by the turkish intelligence service who suggested that they had audio and even video evidence of what had happened inside the consulate. but publicly the turkish government seemed to be playing a longer game part of managing the delicate relationship with saudi arabia and crown prince mohammed bin cell man in particular. as well as his father king selma . it was a drip drip strategy in which the turks used leaks as a way of responding to the initial saudi statements about the hotshot g. case and of dealing with the u.s. government when it began to comment under increasing internal political pressure. then you know that are.
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coming up in part to saudi arabia's continued denials the american president's defense of the royal family. and the turkish strategy for applying political pressure on both countries it would appear to people such as myself anyway some kind of ongoing behind the scenes negotiation with the saudis and perhaps the americans as well and secondly of course in terms of perhaps not wanting to damage the integrity or some future prosecution. corruption it is that invisible behind a wall of silence. against. corruption is not something people being told that this. is a friggin. country his. let's destroy this wall.
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clashes erupted following the commission of one of the women the e.u. is launching legal action against the u.k. of a plans to breach parts of the brics it divorce agreement a letter of formal notice has been sent to the british government the case could wind up in the european court of justice writes it is one of the topics that leaders from the block have discussed during a summit taking place in brussels. we smartening the commission has decided to send a letter formal notice to the u.k. government this is the 1st step in an infringement procedure. the letter invites the u.k. government to send its observations within a month. and besides this the commission will continue to work hard towards a full and timely implementation of the withdrawal agreement we stand by our commitments. well in our other headlines leading russian opposition figure in
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a volley has accused president vladimir putin of ordering his poisoning volley was released from a hospital last week after treatment for a nerve agent attack he collapsed on a flight in russia's siberia region in august the kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement. egyptian activists are calling for further protests against president sisi under the slogan friday of anger and they want people to come out into the heart of the capital cairo in tahrir square has been fieri across the country after police reportedly shot and killed a man while making an arrest in the area in looks or well those the headlines this hour i will be back with the news hour at $2100.00 g.m.t. we'll have the latest on all of those stories and we'll do stay with us. into live too is under notice jilt no nobody will be at the saudi journalist for sure
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she formed left his native country in june 27th team he went to the united states and began writing for the washington post where he was critical of saudi arabia and crown prince mohammed bin selman in particular. in october 28th seen a visited the saudi consulate in istanbul to collect some papers which would enable him to marry his turkish fiance a teacher. but he never left the building. the saudi government initially denied any involvement or responsibility but the turkish authorities cleverly drip fed leaks of the evidence they've collected inside the consulate of course where reliance upon what they are leaking or claiming elements within the turkish security establishment and official and no doubt they have their own reasons for that that may depend on geo political reasons in terms of undoubtedly it would
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appear to people such as myself anyway some kind of ongoing behind the scenes negotiation with the saudis about the americans and secondly of course in terms of perhaps not wanting to damage the integrity of some future prosecution. the turkish foreign ministry summoned the saudi ambassador demanding clarification on the subject this triggered the 1st official saudi statement issued by the saudi consul general in istanbul on wednesday the 3rd of october it said that the consulate was monitoring media reports of the disappearance of the saudi citizen. after he left the saudi consulate in istanbul. said the consulate was also following up and coordinating with the turkish authorities to discover the circumstances of her show she's disappearance. the bloomberg news agency published
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a statement by mohammed bin cell man on wednesday the 3rd of october before the official saudi press agency followed suit 3 days later. m.b.'s said quote my understanding is he entered and he got out after a few minutes or maybe one hour. adding that he was not inside the consulate and that quote if he's in saudi arabia i would know that this is all a dark consuls like when the army take. action look at all the bacon i made the army tick. tick i kissed muscle there was someone there why didn't i get it thanks for the service or took them out by me but i thought my god. the bomb was for the thought of course i could maybe back them to what it called forth or what the dishware wash of the bus could be adequate to do me and there is some good near they were scared to return or. at the very 1st beginning of the
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event has been happen mr out of on or when the circuit on their skin the ones who are authorities clearly show that he has left because later all the responsibilities belong to the so the rb not or. the 5th day after his disappearance saw the 1st news story about. a turkish official told reuters that the police's initial assessment was that he shows you had been intentionally murdered at the consulate and that his body had been moved abroad. the saudi government issued a denial an official source at the saudi consulate in istanbul also denied the reuters story that quoted turkish officials saying that her show she had been killed at the consulate he denounced the source of what he called these quote unfounded accusations. but i could and the modern george
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clooney would consider you were left. out of use for india. on saturday the 6th of october. invited reuters to the consulate and took them on a tour. to show that her show she was not in the building he denied that she had been killed insisting that he left but admitting he couldn't prove it because the consulate surveillance cameras hadn't saved the images. for why he would have a c.c.t.v. system. doesn't record seems. impossible to believe the only reason why you would not have a recording system is
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a lack of money and this isn't something that afflicts saudi arabia for sure. on monday the 8th of october u.s. president donald trump made his 1st public statement about the case. at the same time the saudi ambassador to the us prince khalid bin selma in abdel aziz stated publicly that allegations that he had been killed or detained by the saudi authorities were completely false and unfounded. he then left for saudi arabia on the pretext of cities clarification. for the king of saudi arabia the king firmly denied any knowledge of it. he didn't really know may be i don't want to get it is fine but it sounded to me like maybe he should have been. here. from the photos they. wanted to give an example from some of them some of course we
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know just formed by and of themselves and we know that from started speaking about going rogue elements before even the saudi government with us so he wanted to give them the exit therefore they can use it no not to cover. this unfortunately was. a distraction. on monday the 8th of october the turkish newspaper. reported that the intelligence services of one airlines in the movement of 26 cause owned by the saudi consulate in istanbul it said they wanted to determine their whereabouts on the day her show she went missing. c.c.t.v. cameras close to the saudi consulate showed to cause
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a black mercedes vito 34 c c 1865 and another miss a d salute 34 c c 2248 driving to the saudi consuls house an hour and 15 minutes after her show she had gone into the consulate. they were parked in the garage there for 3 days. on the 4th day they were taken to the car wash near the consulate where they were carefully. these pictures were obtained from inside the car wash itself showing the 2 vehicles being fairly clean. turkish investigators believe that dismembered body was taken from the consulate to the consul's house in the mercedes vito. this c.c.t.v. image shows the veto outside the house before turkish police searched it. and on tuesday the 9th of october the washington post published the now famous c.c.t.v.
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video of jamal her shoji entering the consulate 1 14 pm on tuesday the 2nd of october. the 10th of october the b.b.c. reported that the turkish media had published pictures and names of those they said were members of the hit squad. the new york times also ran the story reporting that her shoji had been cut with the bone saw 2 hours after its death and that the orders to assassinate him had been issued from the highest level in saudi arabia. i mean so more pictures and i don't. realize that those guys are really members of the. song monster as a bodyguard. let 11 days after her show she's disappearance on c.b.s.'s 60 minutes donald trump was still insisting that the crown prince denied any knowledge
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of what had happened. but warned saudi arabia of serious repercussions if it were proved to her she had been killed. is something you'll be surprised to me say that there's something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case so we're going to have to see we're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment if they go on to claim that these people were acting without the authority of the saudi government and of course they can prove that by. relinquishing the diplomatic immunity of these people and actually writing them to turkey for trial but if that happens of course there is a very big risk that those people who are put on trial for this capital offense will name the people that made the decisions and that may not be convenient course to the saudi government. on the same day as the c.b.s. trump interview the british french and german foreign ministers issued a joint statement calling for an independent investigation. from.
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found himself very pressed. his secretary of state mr bork to riyadh. korea you want to learn your realities they say so but i am not really sure whether he rants in order to investigate what has happened inside the kingdom also there of b.-a or probably. on that same sunday king solomon broke his silence on the case for the 1st time when the saudi press agency reported that the king had spoken to turkish president on the phone and quote thanked the president for welcoming the kingdom's proposal to form a joint working group to discuss the disappearance of the saudi citizen jamal how shoji. the king quote stressed the kingdom's keenness to protect its relations with
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ankara. the next day the saudi press agency reported that the king had spoken to donald trump who had quote praised the progress in saudi turkish joint cooperation in investigating the disappearance of a short. again on monday the 15th of october saudi and turkish officials and to the consulate a joint team led by the deputy general prosecutor in istanbul and agents from the turkish counterterrorism directorate. that evening the forensic investigation team arrived. they worked 9 hours through the night until dawn on tuesday the 16th of october. the forensic teams left carrying samples of soil and
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a metal door from the consulate guarded. media attention then quickly switched to the consul's house next for forensic inspection. while the saudi consul general himself mohamed el a tape departed it stumble amid rumors of his impending arrest by turkish police. meanwhile the turkish government ramped up its pressure on the saudis. after all those friends each investigation. made a couple of telephone calls with international leaders including king solomon of king the more so they are and after that. had realized that the publication story of question has left the consulate is incredible so they accepted that
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mr question has been killed inside the consulate. the film crew was able to monitor the movement of saudi security staff between the consulate and the consuls house from friday the 12th to when the say the 17th of october. the program producers later established that this included chemical expert document uphill is easy. and toxicologist khalid granny this was the group that was reported to have deliberately destroyed evidence at the consulate and the consuls house it is possible to fully clean a premises of friends or governments but what you don't leave is evidence that you have fully cleaned and therefore that also again is can be used and often is used as circumstantial evidence against the accused person. on saturday the 20th of october after repeated denials saudi arabia finally admitted that her show she was dead. a statement by the saudi public prosecutor announced the arrest of 18
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saudis for questioning and suggested that the murder had occurred as a result of a quarrel. into often the up to. 10 what do you believe. that it did was the other number did they. join one huge food. then the turkish government's strategy of leaking evidence finally brought to the saudi attorney general. to turkey to coordinate the operation of his investigators. he arrived in istanbul on monday the 29th of october by private plane. he held 2 meetings with his
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stumbles chief public prosecutor for done after which his office made a formal statement. it said that there was no tangible outcome from these 2 meetings quote despite all our efforts and good intentions to reveal the truth about the killing of her show she in his country's consulate. the statement went on to say that immediately after entering the consulate the sharjah had been strangled as part of a premeditated plan and that his body had been cut up and disposed of. the public prosecutor's statement crystalized each of the 3 main countries positions. the turkish authorities stood by their story. saudi arabia continued to counter the leaks by the turkish government. and the us
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government continued to defend crown prince mohammed bin salma anxious to protect american commercial interests. some members of the u.s. house of representatives and senate took a more robust position criticizing trump's action and demanding that saudi arabia and m.b.'s be held to account. other arab countries commented very little. that the ballot ground cracked mortared harder. than tattoo shop and they're going to have to open a can of how to write or. what have frank have found out and respond going to. the audio recording shared strategically by turkish intelligence turned out to be graphic and incriminating. they were authenticated by the united nations
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investigation which published its findings in june 29th teen. the recordings her show g entering the consulate or 1 15 pm on the 2nd of october and going to the consul general's office where mohamed el a tape was with the trip an officer from the saudi foreign ministry and a special god to mohammed bin salma they questioned her about his intentions of returning to saudi arabia and he said he did want to return in the future then they said they would have to take him back that there was an interpol order to that effect and that they were coming to get him. to show she said that there was no case against him and that he had people waiting for him outside. the recordings then have a short fight followed by a conversation among the hit squad is here sleep he's raising his head keep pushing bushehr don't remove your hand. according to the u.n.
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investigation shows she was then injected with a sedative and then suffocated with a plastic bag. then a doctor in the team cellar ulta started cutting up a shell she's body. about 2 hours later the recordings pick up 3 different voices on the stairs. one ordered the visa lounge to be closed another appearing to be a technician transferred c.c.t.v. data and reset the surveillance cameras. the 3rd was most to file murder any dressed as a jamal khashoggi lookalike of jamal khashoggi was a premeditated murder and they're now telling c.n.n. that they even believe the saudis went to the extent of sending the body double here mom feel he was killed his body to be fiery be as denied any involvement in the airflow 2 years of now passed since the charges murder it's
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still not clear what happened to his body. did my trip carry it in his diplomatic luggage when he flew on a private jet taking the hit squad to cairo and dubai the next evening. was it buried at the yellow the palace which was inspected several times by turkish police . all scattered in the belgrade forest where the saudi military attache was seen before the assassination or dissolved in acid. or even burned in a specially constructed oven at the consul's house some reports and testimony have suggested. that in the months after his disappearance international pressure continued to mount on the saudi government to bring those responsible to justice. then on the 15th of november 28th scene the saudi prosecutor's office said that 11 saudi nationals have been indicted and charged with murdering her short jury. trial began in almost complete secrecy in
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riyadh on the 3rd of january 29th seen. none of the accused was named and the trial which many thought was purely for show would take almost a year but. meanwhile the un special rapporteur on arbitrary executions and u.s. kalam are conducting an investigation into the murder and published a report in june 29th seen. it said that the saudi authorities were directly involved in what it called her show g.'s extra judicial executions. and that there was evidence of high level involvement including by crown prince mohammed bin. i didn't know mr cashel i believe that we take great hope. in the fact that execution will never be repeated including by the state of saudi arabia to which he was so
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attached. has continued to call on the security council or the un secretary general to conduct an international criminal investigation. but the sharpest u.n. reaction so far was at the recent general assembly on september 2020 when denmark's ambassador criticised saudi arabia on behalf of 29 mainly european states. calling for quote transparency and holding all those responsible accountable. but the saudi government always denied any direct involvement despite mohammed bin salamone once suggesting the buck stopped with him did you order. absolutely not this was a heinous crime. but i take full responsibility as a leader in saudi arabia especially since it was committed by individuals working
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for the saudi government and that is what the court decided when in december 29th teen it found 8 of the 11 men accused of the murder guilty but the crown prince was in the clear. 5 were sentenced to death and 3 others to a total of 24 years in prison. deputy intelligence chief cea was found to have overseen the operation but former high profile royal advisor saudi tanny was released without trial and the former consul in istanbul mohammed l a tape was found not guilty. however there would still be one more twist in the story of the saudi trial on the 8th of september 2020 almost 2 years after her death the saudi court dramatically overturned the 5 death sentences reducing them
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instead to 20 year prison terms. 3 others were jailed for between 7 and 10 years the un and human rights groups condemned both the trial and the revised verdicts the trial was a secret and close trial that there was no international observers in the hands of the victims or the accused were not published. and there's no more. appeal possible so the nature of the evidence or every technical part of the trial or most has been questioned by the internationally accepted judicial standards and yes kalam are made her views known in a series of tweets she called it a parody of justice lacking in moral legitimacy she said the verdicts were designed to protect mohammed bin sound man from any kind of scrutiny and amounted to what she called a whitewash. the saudi prosecutor said that this closed their
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case with no further rights of appeal 20 saudi nationals are still on trial in their absence in turkey and on the 28th of september 2020 turkish prosecutors issued a 2nd indictment against 6 more saudi suspects in the case but many people believe that until there is a full un led criminal investigation with the cooperation of the saudi authorities justice in the case of jamal khashoggi will never ultimately be served. on a 4 early read on a corn you're most likely alone. nor unknown to. all nor and mean. and many of. the knish out of the. us could not offer a. we've
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got some very warm weather in the full cost for south australia as we go through the next day or so it'll be short lived. but you cool clothes away for the time being high pressure dominating the weather across the southeast inside all of us that blustery showers rattling in across tasmania some wet and windy weather for a time there was a change we got a little a cold front which will gradually push in as we go on through the weekend bringing some wetter weather into the forecast has the hates on the friday temperatures around 30 celsius in adelaide near
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a $28.00 as we go through saturday it comes the cloud and the rain pushing outs of pushing across the aisle of pushing over towards that eastern side of south australia come sunday those temps just a bit around 10 degrees there will be something of a change ahead of that fine and dry lossie fun to drive north all in the news a little bit down towards the south you will still see some wet weather at times when the weather pushing through here now wet weather is pulling away from japan at present crisis guys coming back in behind not too bad either than a style so temperatures getting into the mid twenty's longer spells of rain coming into central parts of china that's going to ease its way further race was eventually pushing towards shanghai with some heavy downpours by sunday. the wilderness of cambodia is under threat. for profit illegal timber trade
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