The body of the Saudi journalist Jamal Hashoji, who had just disappeared a month ago, is said to have been broken down into acid, Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. The American newspaper Washington Post, for which Hashokji wrote, also reported.
"The bodies got lost by ruining it," said Aktay. He explained that the perpetrators wanted to make sure that nothing would be left of the body.
The Washington Post, quoting the Turkish source, reported in the same way. According to the newspaper, the biological evidence was found in the garden of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but the Saudi authorities then banned a detailed investigation of the garden, the German DW portal.
Saudi Foreign Minister: we do not know where the body of Hashodzhi is
A critic of the Saudi authorities disappeared a month ago, October 2, at the Istanbul Consulate in Istanbul, and later it appeared that they had been murdered there. After a great international pressure, the Riad did not allow it until three weeks later, when 18 suspects were also arrested.
On Wednesday, the Turkish justice confirmed for the first time that Hashokji had to be strangled immediately after the visit to the consulate in Saudi Arabia and his body was crushed.
Saudi prince, prince Mohammed bin Salman, meanwhile, Hashokdzija was considered a dangerous Islamist, as reported by Washington Post and the New York Times. In a telephone conversation with representatives of the White House, a week after the disappearance of a journalist, the Saudi prince claimed that Hashokdzi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The family of the murdered journalist has already rejected the accusations of Riad.
What Hashoji wrote in his last column