The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi issued an heartbreaking assertion saying she’s horrified that the physique of the slain Saudi journalist might have been dissolved in chemical compounds.
“I’m unable to precise my sorrow to find out about dissolving your physique Jamal!” Hatice Cengiz tweeted Thursday. “They killed you and chopped up your physique, depriving me and your loved ones of conducting your funeral prayer and burying you in Madinah as wished.”
Cengiz’s submit included a black-and-white picture of the 59-year-old smiling in a waterfront setting.
“Are these killers and people behind it human beings? Oh my God!” she concluded the tweet.
Khashoggi, a Washington Put up columnist who was vital of the Saudi authorities and its Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, vanished from the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2.
Saudi officers have waffled over what occurred — initially claiming he left the consulate in Istanbul, then saying he was killed in a “rogue operation.”
Late final month, a Saudi prosecutor lastly admitted that Khashoggi was killed in a deliberate assault.
Turkey says Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered by a 15-member assassination squad.
Khashoggi’s physique has not been discovered and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edrogan has advised that it could have been dissolved in acid. A Turkish official mentioned two members of a Saudi Arabian workforce have been despatched to the consulate to cowl up proof shortly after his dying there.
Cengiz hasn’t obtained any data from authorities to again up claims that Khashoggi was dissolved in acid, she instructed the Related Press in a message.
In the meantime, the reporter’s sons have issued determined pleas to seek out their father’s physique in order that they may give him a correct burial and obtain closure.