On Thursday, The Saudi Public Prosecution announced details from an in-depth investigation following the death of late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The full report comes following the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry announced the country’s aims to reach all the facts and hold those accountable in this case to justice.
What the Saudi Public Prosecution shared through its findings:
The results reveal that Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 following a struggle by lethal injection and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building.
The prosecutors added that the journalist’s body parts were handed to a local Turkish agent outside the consulate grounds, to which the prosecution says it is prepared to hand over a drawing of the agent to Turkish authorities.
The findings of the investigation revealed that a total of 11 people were involved and now charged in Khashoggi’s case. Of the 11 individuals charged, 5 of those people were involved in transferring the body out of the consulate. Investigations are ongoing to determine the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s remains.
Surveillance cameras were blocked
The Public Prosecution also released information on how the surveillance cameras at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul were ‘deliberately put out of order’, reports Arab News.
The individual who ordered the killing of the victim was the head of the team who was supposed to persuade Khashoggi to return to the Kingdom. The prosecutor added that the former advisor has now been banned from travel while he remains under investigation.
The Kingdom has asked Turkey to sign an agreement to investigate on the case
The Public Prosecution of the Kingdom stated that it is asking Turkey to sign a cooperation agreement to further investigate the case.
All in all, 21 people were investigated, and 11 are charged for their involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.