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Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered in Istanbul consulate

The journalist's body parts were then handed over to an agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said

AFP | PTI  |  Riyadh 

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Jamal Khashoggi

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, Riyadh's public prosecutor said on Thursday.

Khashoggi, a Post columnist and vocal dissident, died after being drugged by the five accused and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first Saudi acknowledgement of the manner of his killing.

The journalist's body parts were then handed over to an agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said.

First Published: Thu, November 15 2018. 16:20 IST
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