Jamal Khashoggi murder: timeline of pivotal events

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2 Oct 2018

Jamal Khashoggi disappears after visiting a Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect adult paperwork he needs in sequence to get married to Hatice Cengiz, his Turkish fiancee. She waits outward a consulate and calls a military when he does not return.

3 Oct 2018

The Saudi supervision issues a matter confirming Khashoggi is missing. It says he left after withdrawal a consulate building a day before. Turkish officials contend they trust Khashoggi is still inside a building, that they can't hunt though an invitation.

7 Oct 2018

Turkish officials say they believe a strike patrol of 15 group arrived from Saudi Arabia on 29 Sep and were benefaction in a building on a day of Khashoggi’s disappearance, withdrawal shortly afterwards.

10 Oct 2018

Details of an purported strike patrol are listed on moody manifests leaked to Turkish media. Reports emerge that Saudi special army officers, comprehension officials, inhabitant guards and a forensics consultant were allegedly partial of a group tied to a disappearance of Khashoggi. Authorities also explain that confidence camera footage was private from a Saudi consulate in Istanbul a day of a disappearance.

11 Oct 2018

Donald Trump announces an investigation, though insists that a US will not abandon trade or tactful ties with Riyadh, regardless of a outcome.

Turkish military debate experts arrive during Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. Photograph: Osman Örsal/Reuters

12 Oct 2018

Turkish investigators lay that there are video and audio recordings to prove that Khashoggi was killed. Some officials contend a justification demonstrates that his physique was dismembered.

17 Oct 2018

Turkish officials contend an audio recording proves Khashoggi was pounded by a Saudi hit-team when he entered a consulate.

18 Oct 2018

Turkish investigators get entrance to a Saudi consul general’s chateau in Istanbul and deploy floodlights and a drone. The hunt for Khashoggi’s physique also extends to dual woodland areas outward a city, a vital enlargement of a geographical range of a inquiry. The US and UK join pivotal European partners in pulling out of a Saudi mercantile conference.

19 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia admits for a initial time that Khashoggi is dead. Riyadh claims that he was killed in a “fist-fight” with Saudi officials and announces a purge of comparison officials, including Saud al-Qahtani, an successful confidant to a Saudi climax king Mohammed bin Salman, and Gen Ahmed al-Asiri, a comparison comprehension official. It is reported that 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested. Trump calls a reason credible, though Saudi Arabia’s claims are met with scorn and disbelief from members of Congress.

The US president, Donald Trump, and Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP around Getty Images

21 Oct 2018

Trump backtracks, accusing Saudi Arabia of “lies”. Reuters gives an comment of a murder from an unnamed Saudi official, who says Khashoggi was choked to genocide as a outcome of a fight, and his physique wrapped in a carpet and likely of by a “local collaborator”.

22 Oct 2018

CNN front confidence fasten footage from 2 Oct that shows a body double dressed in Khashoggi’s clothes withdrawal a consulate and furloughed Istanbul’s landmarks. A automobile is found in an subterraneous garage that belongs to a Saudi consulate. It can't be searched though accede from Riyadh. CCTV footage from 4 days progressing shows group stealing something from a automobile and pushing divided with it. Reuters reports that Qahtani allegedly orchestrated a killing.

23 Oct 2018

In Ankara, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, tears down Riyadh’s claims that Khashoggi died in a fight, creates uninformed allegations that a murder was intentional and calls for Turkey to take control of a rapist investigation. He stops brief of acknowledging Turkey has audio and video justification of a crime, as is widely believed, and does not implicate Prince Mohammed.

In Riyadh, King Salman and a climax king accept Khashoggi’s lamentation family members for an audience.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar Aljaloud Handout/EPA

10 Nov 2018

Turkey says it has shared audio recordings of a murder with governments including Saudi Arabia and a US. Investigators give adult their hunt for a body.

15 Nov 2018

Eleven unidentifed people are charged with Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia. The US Treasury imposes sanctions on 17 Saudi officials including Qahtani.

17 Nov 2018

The Washington Post reports that a CIA has resolved that Prince Mohammed systematic a murdering of Khashoggi. Two days after a Saudis contend any claims of blame on a partial of Prince Mohammed are false.

3 Jan 2019

The Saudi hearing opens with a profession ubiquitous demanding a genocide penalty for 5 of a charged men.

19 Jun 2019

Agnès Callamard, a UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings who led an investigatory group to Istanbul, issues a report observant Prince Mohammed should be investigated. The genocide “constituted an extrajudicial murdering for that a State of a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible”, she said. Riyadh says a report’s commentary are “unfounded”.

10 Sep 2019

A twin of audio available during a murder is released by Turkish media. According to a transcript, a member of a Saudi strike patrol tells Khashoggi that he has to be taken behind to Riyadh since of an Interpol sequence opposite him. The publisher objects, observant there is no authorised box opposite him and that his fiancee is watchful for him outside. In his final words, Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth since he had asthma and could suffocate, Sabah journal reports.

30 Sep 2019

Prince Mohammed denies grouping a murdering in an talk with US media though says he eventually bears “full responsibility” for what happened since he is one of a country’s leaders.

23 Dec 2019

Eight of a 11 people on hearing in Saudi Arabia are found guilty of a killing. Five are sentenced to death. The outcome says a Saudi review resolved that a murdering was not intentional and that Qahtani was privileged of any wrongdoing.

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