Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Norway summons Saudi envoy over Khashoggi murder

Norway summons Saudi envoy over Khashoggi murder

An unnamed official also told the Washington Post "biological evidence" in the consulate's garden suggested that because of acid "Khashoggi's body was not in need of burying". "It was meant to leave no trace of the body".

Johnnie Moore, the group's spokesman who also serves as the White House's unofficial liaison to conservative evangelicals, said they "discussed" Khashoggi's killing, but declined to elaborate, and he insisted they were not representing Israel or Trump in any way.

"It'll take us probably a handful more weeks before we have enough evidence to actually put those sanctions in place, but I think we'll be able to get there", he said, adding that President Donald Trump had vowed accountability for all involved in the "heinous crime".

Fidan, the Istanbul prosecutor, on Wednesday said that Khashoggi was strangled shortly after entering the consulate and that his body was dismembered afterward. "Killing an innocent person is one crime, the treatment and extent of what was done to the body is another crime and dishonour".

Khashoggi was tortured and decapitated inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, the reports said, citing Turkish sources.

Anonymous Saudi officials have pushed a theory that Jamal Khashoggi's body was rolled up in some kind of fabric and given to a Turkish coconspirator.

Saudi authorities have denied Turkish police permission to search a well in the consulate's garden, but did allow them to take water samples for analysis, according to local media reports.

The story was undercut by footage, which Erdogan confirmed, of a Saudi official acting as a body double for Khashoggi, wearing the journalist's clothes when leaving the consulate to pretend to be the dead man. Khashoggi, once close to the Saudi royal family, moved to the Washington, D.C. area in recent years.

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Authorities said they found victims at three locations inside the synagogue, located in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. KDKA television in Pittsburgh cited police sources as saying Bowers walked into the building and yelled "All Jews must die".

He was a Washington Post contributor living in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017, and had voiced some mild criticism of Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS).

Finally, on October 25, Saudi Arabia said the murder was "premeditated" based on information supplied by Turkey.

Prince Mohammed also reportedly urged the White House to preserve the US-Saudi alliance.

"It is now up to the global community to bring the perpetrators to justice".

"We must all send a clear message that authoritarian regimes can not kill journalists ever again", she said. She termed the Trump administration "devoid of moral foundation". They have only emboldened it.

He was seeking to secure documentation for his forthcoming marriage when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, but never came out despite Riyadh's initial claim that he exited the mission less than an hour after completing his paperwork.

"The UK needs to completely re-appraise its relationship with Saudi Arabia, moving on from its failed softly-softly "engagement" approach to one where ministers raise human rights openly and frankly with their counterparts in Riyadh".

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