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Al Jazeera 10 Sep 2019

Audio transcripts of Jamal Khashoggi's murder revealed

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The Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has released transcripts of audio recordings of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi hit squad that killed him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year.
The recordings, obtained by Turkey's national intelligence and made public by the newspaper on Monday, detailed the conversations between the Saudi writer and members of the 15-man hit squad moments before his assassination on October 2, 2018.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who was living in the United States, had gone to his country's consulate to collect documents for his planned wedding before he was killed and his body dismembered.
When he entered the consulate, Khashoggi was greeted by a familiar face before being pulled by the arm into the consul-general's office on the second floor, according to the Daily Sabah.
Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports.


Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says five people have been sentenced to death and three have been handed life sentences, over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The trial, held at the Criminal Court of Riyadh, took place behind closed doors and the identities of the defendants have not been released.
Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year.
Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) says he had no prior knowledge of the operation.

To discuss this latest news we start with our correspondent Mohammed Adow who is live in Antakya in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria.
Mehmet Celik also joins us from Istanbul where he is the managing editor of the Daily Sabah, an English language newspaper.
Lastly, we speak to Al Jazeera's Senior Political Analyst Marwan Bishara on the line from Doha.
The prominent journalist was killed 14 months ago inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul; Trey Yingst reports.

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Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but cleared a former top adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a public prosecutor said.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi state TV says three others were also given prison time. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'agata joined CBSN from London with the latest on this case.

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