18 Oct 2018

Gruesome details emerge on Jamal Khashoggi's death

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 18 October 2018

Gruesome details have emerged surrounding the alleged death of the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The sometime Washington Post columnist and long-time Saudi critic walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istnbul two weeks ago, but didn't walk out again. Now reports are emerging that Turkish authorities have obtained recordings of his demise and claim he was beaten, drugged and then dismembered almost immediately after entering the consulate. About an hour ago US President Donald Trump told media Saudia Arabia was an important ally to America. Susie Ferguspon speaks to our correspondent in Istanbul, Mohamed Hassan. Warning: some of the details in this interview are disturbing.