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a task that will be up to younger generations to accomplish in the years to come. you're watching news from berlin up next film about the saudi journalist and dissident jamal khashoggi believed to sas unaided in the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey i'm michel open for me in the entire news team here in berlin thanks so much for watching. him at home any portion of loves us right now in the climate or it can be very hard to store this is one place the way from just one week. how much worse can it really get if. we still have time to. i'm doing. this.
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as investigators try to find out what happened to jamal khashoggi saudi arabia confirms of the joy most of all her show is that all cars show she is loved ones some form of closure many foreign minister saying this was all a terrible visiting execution of jamal be sure to your frequent critic of the shots saudi regime inside of the saudi consulate saudi arabia for 3 weeks. the world here killing of jamal khashoggi it was a premeditated murder and their own october the 1st $28.00 nothing seems out of the ordinary in belgrade forest north of istanbul it was
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a monday the stillness of the workweek and the full weather drew few visits has. just before sunset c.c.t.v. cameras picked up the car belonging to the saudi consulate in istanbul as it pounced through a security gate. it would later in the gym reports by turkish state. this it was carrying the consulate millet she attached a minute. or more turkish intelligence surveillance mission. according to i'm losing any had returned from saudi arabia earlier that day with a plan to liquidate saudi gender just jim shogi. the reality model. will be like are we i don't. believe you will be i believe
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for love who i was a woman a small one animal animals all around on june 21st 2017 prince mohammed bin so many was appointed crown prince of saudi arabia the journalists jamal khashoggi had long been close to the royal family but with the rise of mohammed bin so many he'd fallen out of favor. from writing and tweeting he faced increasing repression and began to fear for his life he fled the kingdom that same month and though he remained supportive of the saudi monarchy and the crown prince's 2030 reform agenda he became a vocal critic of saudi repression and policies from his self-imposed exile in the united states. to pressure increased i believe into 14 or to 15 when he was writing minister of information decided to publish the letter from writing that i think is on the very insulting remember that we didn't have the right things out of the
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white. because. we. we did work. for i think 100 was sort of what is different. but i think by introducing version 2 into 30 you know he just has to do it right in the early 1918 stream out the show he received a degree in business from indiana state university he then began working as a journalist later serving as media advisor to ambassador prince turki bin faisal in washington d.c. . while he was in istanbul to arrange a marriage one of his sons came to visit him. although he wanted to live in istanbul to be near his family.
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he had 4 children with his 1st wife his 2nd marriage also ended in divorce in may 2010 he married a large nessie for several months after saudi arabia that marriage also ended amid rumors that the journalists had been put under official pressure to agree to the divorce do isn't very happy he was worried he one time told me his 2 sons complained to him. 'd held hostage because of him they couldn't travel so they were both bankers and their work requires them to travel and they could not leave the kingdom passports were confiscated and they were blaming him and that really caused lots of guilt. he told me he felt guilty that he was causing the. stress and suffered. in august 27th tweeted for the 1st time
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from exile in the united states. 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 pen is broken and no tweeter is silenced on to his reign. coming from a man in self-imposed exile between seeing confusing and raised questions about his relationship with his native country back in 2016 the saudi authorities had banned gay from writing and tweeting he was informed by sound out qahtani an advisor to the crown prince in a telephone call which he showed later described in a television interview but. i realised how degrading it would be if i agreed to such a thing if you will live any of that in official could prevent me from. i don't you're tweeting over the phone and every minute. in september 2017 can show he
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started writing for the washington post. his column extended his readership and influence beyond the middle east. for the saudis i think this was the scariest thing the guy writes for a paper that's already all over the world that this is a makers in the u.s. image mohamed bin someone painted of himself in the west in america london and paris with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of public relations it was destroyed by casualties one single article in the washington post as we speak today there are already intellectuals under notice jill no nobody will do have to speak and criticize like. the saudi intelligence was monitoring showed his writing and movements and were briefing the new crown prince and the throne. of the whole and of the well everything i write i write as an honest advisor. to the saudis trying to tempt the journalist to retire from police sources close to
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the show he said that the crown prince's advisor sound at the time me contacted him twice by phone he said that mohammed bin solomon trusted can show di implicitly and that the doors of the royal court would be open to him whenever he chose to return . the same source said that the saudi government maintained communication with shogi and made him several offers including managing a saudi funded media network if he were to return. north. has been has been so. was. i think his knowledge of the region. when he spoke out. continued his criticism of the crown prince in the wash. post. to me put this before.
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working with. a foundation for democracy and of all. people. some consideration. efforts included supporting the project electronic beast with canadian based saudi activist omar abdel aziz he was seeking to counter the saudi government's online harassment of critics of the regime. in may and july 28th seen many activists notice that there was an organized attempt to attack them online and specifically on social media. was a key target so i studied how those electronic attacks worked. i wanted to put together a project that aimed to stop them. presented the idea to jamal khashoggi and he liked it as did other people like tyree from kuwait so there was we decided to
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establish a team that would counter those attacks. decided to support us and contributed $5000.00 in our his own pocket to help fund the project. in istanbul we spoke with a political scientist about another major project the launch from the turkish city fire a number of media platforms we contacted several of the systems but they were reluctant to talk in detail because they didn't want to jeopardize the future of their project. meanwhile back in the saudi capital of riyadh a small sound was formed to decide what to do about cars showed they weighed up different options. as new information became available they formulated
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a course of action. they decided to silence. for good. in september jamal khashoggi left the united states for what would be the last time he boarded turkish airlines flight t k 8 from washington arriving at istanbul's ataturk airport just before sunset on september 10th. he planned to stay until the 17th of october to finalize his wedding arrangements. with the army. of the. mahdi. the turkish scholar t.j. i met jamal khashoggi when she interviewed him at a conference in istanbul in may 28th. this was the 1st of several
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meetings that summer jamal khashoggi proposed and she accepted. the model. because he was able to get by that he wanted to establish new life and they were still remember the flood of people the 3rd michel that he was going to put the flat out and the fact that the consulate to get some diplomats and they joked with them both said you are younger. than i have seen you before because you have a new love story and the law. and you know. so we may continue 'd our struggle for. generations and i feel. for most secure him in. his personal life in his you know so.
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from istanbul he went to london for several days returning to stamboul at 4 o 7 am on friday the 28th of september. at 924 that morning the couple went to the municipal office in the fatty district to complete the formalities for them marriage. to brigadier with we went to the municipal office together to get information about the marriage process and find out what documents we needed. what we were told that in order to marry we needed a certificates confirming that we were both single. without that we wouldn't be able to marry. and he would have to go to the saudi consulate to get that certificate. jim out. took a taxi to the saudi consulate. therefore want to get alcohol at the wynn all my life
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he left his phone with me before going in i wasn't allowed to go in but only people who had to obtain paperwork were committed to enter it without the car called each other he stayed inside for gas an hour before mr. i was relieved we were both relieved when he came out of the consulate the took it out he said that they treated him well you cautious going further during his 90 minute visit at the consulate he was told his documents would be ready within the next few days that same evening he would. turns to london he had spent less than a day in a stumble. on the 29th of september he gave a talk at the symposium on the future of peace 25 years after the oslo accords he posted 2 tweets about the event and then what would be his last tweet. yes
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that is 170 very. close. he will. be i was one of the last people to meet him before he disappeared he was here with me in this office we spent the day together and we had lunch together and then he went to the airport i followed him the following day through were some would cause he was supposed to appear on my t.v. show. but by the time i arrived in somewhere he was gone and i can tell you that when we met here you know my love seemed so quite comfortable and excited about the prospects of marriage we discussed. a project to hear how the mind and that is to set up a website. to publish translations of reports and articles and alice is on the economics thracians of the enemy and the region.
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in london called the saudi consulate in istanbul they told him that his papers were ready and he should come on choose day october the 2nd at 1 30 pm to collect them they. left london to return to istanbul on what would be his final journey. on this visit to show he did not stay in istanbul hotel but in the apartment he had bought for himself and her teacher to live after the wedding the teacher had been busy moving furniture and supplies to the apartment only a few items remained which could show he planned to buy after his return from the consulate. the couple had breakfast at a restaurant in their residential complex they had a lot to talk about especially their upcoming wedding.
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we discussed the wedding date in all the details. how to organize it and who to invite. up to i asked him if someone would go with him to the consulate and he said he would go alone or with a friend by the end of the one by the 3rd so i told him i would go with him and skip the university seminar call for for the. day and he called the consulate to confirm his appointment they said they would call him back. for a call half an hour later they called and gave him an appointment at 1 pm then we took a taxi and went to the consulate. the consulate was located almost 15 kilometers from the apartment. meanwhile in the early hours of that same morning the planes carrying the team of
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assassins had arrived in istanbul 3 members of mohamed bin soman special protection unit came on a commercial flight from cairo 2 private jets coming from riyadh landed an hour apart on a private runway the 1st plane with a tail registration h said s k one landed at 3 30 am carrying the head of the assassination team my hand i moved trip and 8 other men including 2 of the key players. in the team checked into 2 hotels near the saudi consulate. surveillance cameras in both hotels showed the men leaving at 940 and 10 15 am. surveillance cameras at the consulate monitored their arrival. make all the recordings that 2 planes came from.
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you know airport of m 15. checked in a hotel the before question arrived to concentrate their. car with the ball that you cannot see inside. the fact that our team arrived in turkey the circumstances of what they actually did and the timing is concerned and also the composition of those people in terms of their forensic 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
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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. at 1 14 pm surveillance cameras showed jamal khashoggi entering the consulate he gave the teacher his mobile phone and left her waiting for him outside. at 4 in the afternoon because shogi had still not emerged a teacher jenkins contacted yes seen act take and to run crucial actor. thought would start followed which formula are the going to be at $330.00 pm i started asking myself why tomar hadn't come out your one of the 2nd floor so i got up and started walking around because to me either because i was checking the cars coming out of the consulate and trying to understand what was happening why it's always to
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me on ignore your job like i never thought that anything bad would happen or that anything like that could happen say go on your own organisation die or not sort of back to your article but i felt that something had gone wrong and started thinking about what to do you know i went to the entrance and said that i was waiting for jamal who hadn't come out yet to watch the officer said that there was no one inside everyone had left. i think i asked myself what i should do i found the consulate's phone number and called them up i said i was 2 miles fiance and i was waiting at the entrance but that he had gone inside to not come out here the officer hung up the phone and came to the door to give them each one of a kind of shameful for the for a couple that make their maiden he said there's no one inside there's no point wasting for it i can feel. my legs started trembling and i thought about calling mr you're seen in a while to me i was so they were all coauthor me a little bit. she said she was jamal khashoggi
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so beyond saying i will do so i asked what had happened because of the good the demands on. she said jamal had into the consulate 5 hours earlier and still hadn't come out and that's when i knew there was a serious problem by the. queue i wasn't aware of how dangerous it might be the focus should be to go into the consulate of. the same bush that i told her teacher to wait until i made some calls i called the chief of general intelligence i can feed. then i called the president's office and i told some of jamal's friends about what had happened. after about 3 and a half hours of work on the part of the intelligence agency it became clear that jamal khashoggi had disappeared. on. her head.
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as international speculation about who showed his fate group one theory was that he had been kidnapped as part of an illegal operation to take him back to saudi arabia the british daily the guardian expressed concern that could show he might have been detained smuggled out of the saudi consulate in istanbul in a diplomatic vehicle and then transferred back to saudi arabia. according to be information we have this saudi citizen is still in the cia the arabian consulate in istanbul we don't have any information besides that statement by the turkish presidential spokesman was made on october the 3rd the day after the failed to emerge from the saudi consulate 4 days later president earlier one said that turkish prosecutors were conducting an extensive investigation looking into all camera records and monitoring incoming and outgoing airport transit he added
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that he still hoped for a positive outcome. meanwhile the turkish foreign ministry had summoned the saudi ambassador to. mandan clarification on october the force. that resulted in the 1st official statement by the saudi consulate general in istanbul on twitter it said that the consulate was following up on media reports about the disappearance of the saudi citizen and journalist to marcus shogi after he left the saudi consulate in istanbul it also said it was coordinating with turkish authorities to quote uncover the facts behind his going missing after exiting. in a wide ranging interview with bloomberg news agency just a day after disappearance of crown prince mohammed bin salman said my understanding is he entered and he got out after a few minutes or an hour the crown prince also stated that he was not inside the
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consulate and he added if he were in saudi arabia i would know that. all of our we kept going to the consulate for the 1st 3 days. we waited for morning to evening because we thought the mole was inside. then saudi arabia released a statement saying that jamal had left a while after entering. this was during the 1st week. then i stopped going there is i believe that jamal was no longer in the concert and i thought they'd taken him to saudi arabia or somewhere else the other was critical to. the very 1st beginning more the event has been happening mr advani or couldn't the senate on the us king the most authority community sure that he has left because late all the responsibilities belong to the so there are be no tortillas and. you
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know that should be our of your. and their social media. army started to program by. surprise she has the consummate ideas is a very detailed plan and action off the intelligence agencies they are trying to blame. the other such from the ridiculous story fabricated stories. the 1st report that had been killed surfaced 5 days after his disappearance reuters news agency quoted a technician fishel he said the initial assessment by texas police was that he had been murdered at the consulate and his body flew now said the country. the saudi concierge issued a denial saying that jamal khashoggi was neither inside the consulate nor in saudi
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arabia. it also tonight that he had been killed in the consulate and said every effort was being made to find him. on october the 6th the sunday consulate in istanbul mohammed. invited reporters to reuters to the consulate and accompanied them on a tour to confirm that he showed he was not inside the building the console denied reports of an assassination he insisted he had left the building but said he could not prove it because the consulate surveillance cameras did not save images. that something's going wrong because someone is missing. you have to prove he of. course but why you would have a c.c.t.v. system that isn't working doesn't record seems. impossible to believe the only
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reason why you have a recording system is lack of money and this isn't something that afflicts saudi arabia for sure. on monday october the 8th u.s. president donald trump issued his 1st public statement on the case at the same time the saudi ambassador to the u.s. prince colleague bin soman bin abdel-aziz stated publicly that allegations claiming that showed 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 seeking clarification. for the king of saudi arabia. he didn't really know maybe i don't want to get it but it sounded to me like a good thing. from the.
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wanted to give. them some of course we know. about themselves and we know that started speaking about dog. before even the saudi government. so he wanted to give them brings it therefore we can use it to cover. this unfortunately was. the station. talking with i received an invitation from president trump a few weeks after the incident invited me to the united states. i didn't see it as a positive test i saw it as a political trick to get the public opinion on his side of the what are the united states should have done something to find out what really happened.
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on october the 8th the turkish daily any chef that crippled the intelligence services were analyzing the movement of $26.00 cars owned by the saudi consulate in istanbul. it said they wanted to determine their whereabouts on the day jamal khashoggi went missing. c.c.t.v. cameras close to the saudi consulate showed 2 cars. with the license number 3 for c c 1865 and another mistake that the license number 34 c c t 248 driving to the saudi consul sounds an hour and 15 minutes after the show had entered the consulate. they were parked in the garridge there for 3 days. on the 4th day they were taken to a car wash near the consulate we obtained these images from inside the car wash
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showing the 2 vehicles being carefully cleaned turkish investigators believe the dismembered body was transported from the consulate to the consul's house in the most. gruesome details began emerging in media reports on the 9th and 10th of october in the us the washington post published the c.c.t.v. video of jamal entering the consulate at 1 pm on tuesday the 2nd of october on the 10th of october the b.b.c. reported that turkish media had pictures and names of the men they said were members of the assassination sport the new york times also ran the story reporting that he had been dismembered with a bone saw 2 hours after his death and that the orders to assassinate him had been
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issued from the highest levels of the saudi royal court. men said that they were tourists but tourists don't normally go to the consulate for a few hours and then return to the airport where. they 1st went to the hotel and then to home d.m. market here in istanbul where they purchased 16 or 20 large suitcase and then they went to the consulate then the consul's house into the hotel and then they left. their hotel reservation was for 4 days but they stayed only 10 hours. members of the. team as a body guard. 11 days after disappearing donald
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trump was still insisting on c.b.s. 60 minutes that the crown prince a denied any knowledge of what had happened but he warned saudi arabia of severe every question if it were proven that he had been killed is something you'll be surprised 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. for trial but if that happens of course a very big risk. for this capital offense will name the people that made the decisions and that may not be convening of course to the saudi government. on the same day the british french and german foreign ministers issued
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a joint statement calling for an independent investigation. of course governments would like to draw a line and pretend it hadn't happened but i think public pressure is enforcing the media to then force the governments in the west to actually at least in the short term appear to be taking action and of course is in our judgment from the perspective. on the table the 15th the saudi press agency reported that king solomon had received a phone call from donald trump who had praised the progress of the saudi turkish cooperation in investigating jamal khashoggi east disappearance. that same day sounding in turkish officials and to the consulates they arrived with a joint team led by istanbul's deputy general prosecute. and counterterrorism agents that evening turkish forensic investigators were finally allowed to search
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the building. they worked 9 hours through the night until dawn on the 16th of october the forensic team left carrying samples of soil and a metal door from the consulate guarding. media attention then quickly switched to the consul's house which was also subjected to forensic inspection. on the 16th of october the consul general mohammed. left istanbul for saudi arabia amid rumors of his impending arrest.
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after all those friends which investigation. go on made a couple of telephone calls international leaders including the king solomon of kingdom also your. at realized that the publication story of course should you has left the consulate is incredible so they accepted that mr question has been shielded inside because like. our camera team was able to monitor the frequent movements of saudi security staff between the consulate and the consuls house from the trials to the 17th of october. from this the take we determined that this team included chemical experts ahmed abdul aziz janabi and toxicologist college. they. you were among the group that turkish media reported to deliberately destroyed evidence at the consulate and the consuls house.
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on october the 20 s. after repeated denials saudi arabia finally admitted that to malcolm shogi was dead a statement by the saudi public prosecutor announced the arrest of 18 saudis for questioning and suggested an alter cation and fistfight had led to death. on blown up top of the 21st king solomon and the crown prince make 2 phone calls to say lucky shogi jamal's son to offer their condolences on the 23rd of october they summoned him and his brother saw who showed me to riyadh using the meeting as a photo opportunity. ankara strategy of leaking evidence finally brought the saudi attorney general sound on one jeep to turkey he arrived on the 29th of october on a private plane he then held 2 meetings in the judicial palace with istanbul's
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chief prosecutor in a fun feed and whose office then made a formal statement it said that there was no tangible results from these 2 meetings despite all our efforts and good intentions to reveal the truth about the killing of cars shogi in his country's consulate. the statement went on to say that immediately after entering the consulate jamal khashoggi had been strangled to death as part of a premeditated plan and that his body had been dismembered and disposed off in the wake of the public prosecutor's statement official positions in the case became entrenched the turkish authorities stood by their account of the events saudi arabia continued to contest the leaks by the turkish government and the trumpet ministration continue to. defend crown prince mohammed bin solomon anxious to protect u.s. business interests. some members of the u.s.
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house and senate defied the administration criticizing trump's actions and demanding that saudi arabia and the crown prince be held to account there was little response from arab countries. the cia has concluded through its investigation and that the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of washington post journalist to show the proper going to touch drop a new storm of criticism over the killing of saudi. national the u.s. has sanctioned some saudis in response to the crown prince has yet to face punish the passage of time has done little to diminish interest in the case a united nations investigation also sent a k. to the recordings leaked by turkish intelligence. these showed that he entered the consulate at 1 15 pm on the 2nd of october he went to the console general's office where mohamed. was with my trip an officer from the saudi foreign ministry and
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a special guard to crown prince mohammed bin solomon they questioned me about his plans to return to saudi arabia he said that he did want to return in the future then they said they would have to take him back claiming there was an interpol order to that effect said there was no case against him and that he had people waiting for him outside the consulate the recordings then documents a short flight followed by a conversation among the members of the assassination team. according to the u.n. investigation he was then injected with a sedative and suffocated with the. plastic bag then the forensic pathologist on the team. started dismembering body. about
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2 hours later the audio recording picked up 3 different voices coming from this dead as one ordered the visa lounge to be closed another man believed to be an i.t. technician transferred c.c.t.v. data and reset the surveillance cameras the surge was mustapha danny jamal lookalike jamal khashoggi was a premeditated murder they're now telling c.n.n. that they even believe the saudis went to the extent of sending adi double hero madani appeared to be complaining about wearing clothes shouting it's gary to wear the clothes of someone who was killed 20 minutes ago. shoes didn't fit him properly so the team leaders allowed him to keep his running shoes on ahmed ali was instructed to walk along for streets before taking a taxi to the soton ahmed district where he disposed of these clothes.
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the results of the united nations investigation were published in june 29 teams the un special rapporteur on arbitrary executions and years kalama called for further investigations saying there was credible evidence that crown prince mohammed bin soman and other saudi senior officials were liable for the killing she said to show he had been the victim of a deliberate premeditated execution an extra judicial killings for which the state of saudi arabia was responsible under international human rights since he was killed his body yet to be far away he has denied any involvement in the disappearance of 30 newspaper is now a warning or he'll see it was reported and it was like oh always. that estate almost killed me and dismembering his body there needs to be some concept of . what's in the wires. and
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