Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, fiancée tweets ‘my dear Jamal’

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (OCTOBER 20, 2018) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia said on Saturday (October 20) a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe.

Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Jamal Khashoggi died in the consulate came after two weeks of denials it had anything to do with his disappearance, and followed growing demands from Western allies for an explanation of what happened.

His disappearance sparked a global outcry and prompted some U.S. lawmakers to call for harsh action against Riyadh.

Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, tweeted in Arabic: “The heart grieves, the eye tears, and with your separation we are saddened, my dear Jamal,” she said, also asking “where is martyr Khashoggi’s body?”

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