20 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was killed in consulate following a ‘fist fight’

Turkey says it will share its evidence about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the rest of the worldm, vowing it would “never allow a cover up”.

After denying any knowledge of his fate the Saudis have now admitted Mr Khashoggi was killed in their Istanbul consulate, which they claim happened after a “fistfight”. Here, the Foreign Office described it as a “terrible act” and stated that those behind his death should be held to account.

Paul McNamara reports.