A Turkish newspaper ‘Sabah’ has published new details of a recording which reportedly captured the final moments of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The prominent government critic was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul last October.
The newspaper published two new reports this week into Khashoggi’s death at the hands of a group they label a “hit squad”.
Their latest report details information from the alleged recording.
It includes details such as a forensic expert, part of a team sent from Saudi Arabia, allegedly referring to the journalist as an “animal to be sacrificed” prior to his arrival.
The Sabah report says Khashoggi, once inside in the consulate, became suspicious and was told he had to return to Riyadh because of an Interpol order.
The journalist allegedly refused to comply with the group’s requests, which included texting his son, and was then drugged, according to the newspaper.
He reportedly then told his killers, in his last words, to not keep his mouth closed because of his asthma, but then lost consciousness.
Khashoggi was suffocated with a bag put over his head, the Sabah reports, with the sounds of a scuffle allegedly picked up by the recording.
They newspaper also alleges the tape captured his alleged dismemberment at the hands of the forensic expert.