Al-Jazeera correspondent, quoting the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Republic in Istanbul, reported that the office had prepared a second indictment in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi against six new Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the murder.
The second indictment accuses two employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, assistant consul Sultan Yahya Abdul-Bari, and the attaché in the consulate, “Yasser Khaled bin Salman,” of planning in advance, participating in and carrying out the Khashoggi crime with brutal feelings and torture on October 2, 2018.
As for the other four who were subjected to the indictment, they are four Saudi citizens who came from Saudi Arabia to Istanbul on October 10 and 11, 2018, that is, about a week after the crime, to obliterate evidence, and they are Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Janoubi, Khaled Yahya Al-Zahrani, Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Zaid, and Obaid Ghazi Al-Asadi.
The indictment described the six Saudis as fugitives.
It is noteworthy that, on April 11, the Istanbul Criminal Court accepted a first indictment against twenty defendants for their involvement in the Khashoggi murder.
It is also reported that the second trial session of the accused Khashoggi crime will take place in Istanbul on November 2020.
The new list contained details that were not previously mentioned, including that Khadija Genghis, the fiancée of the murdered Khashoggi, stated in the interrogation report that after the news of what happened, Jamal Abdullah’s son called her and asked her about the authenticity of the news.
He stressed on her in Etisalat that “do not give his father’s personal belongings to anyone, especially not give his laptop computers and phones to anyone,” expressing her belief that he was concerned that Khashoggi’s property and personal information would be used against the Khashoggi family.
For its part, the Khashoggi family was in Saudi Arabia, and issued a statement through its legal advisor, Mutassim Khashoggi, that they did not know Khadija.
The indictment calls for life imprisonment for the two employees of the Saudi consulate, Yasser Khalid bin Salman and Sultan Yahya Abdul Bari, on suspicion of participating in prior planning in Khashoggi’s crime and participating in its execution with brutal feelings with torture on October 2, 2018.
Pictures included in the indictment:
1- Sultan Yahya Abdul-Bari (Assistant Saudi Consul)
A picture while leaving Istanbul International Airport on September 29, 2019. AM: 29
It was confirmed through HTS: Historical Traffic Search that Sultan Yahya Abdul Bari called Khashoggi several times and with different call intervals (40 seconds, 17 seconds … etc.), the last of which was the day he was killed at 11:50 p.m. The call records show that he asked Khashoggi to attend at At 13:00 (Khashoggi entered the consulate building at 13:08) and that he was thus involved in the crime.
2. Yasser Khalid bin Salman (Attaché at the Saudi Consulate).
Pp: 32. A photo of Yasser Khalid bin Salman
He works as an attaché at the Saudi consulate
He was found to be involved in planning and executing the crime.
He left Ataturk International Airport the day after the crime, 3 October 2018, aboard a Saudi plane.
With regard to obliterating and concealing evidence
The Turkish authorities were unable to conduct the criminal investigation to inspect the consulate building, the consul’s house building, and the cars as scheduled on October 09, 2018, until the search was conducted in the consulate building on the 15th of the same month.
This comes after strong opposition from representatives of the Saudi authorities. Meanwhile, it was confirmed by the Turkish authorities that the four suspects, namely Ahmed Abdel Aziz Al-Janoubi, Khaled Yahya Al-Zahrani, Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Zaid and Obaid Ghazi Al-Asadi worked to obliterate, destroy and conceal evidence before the date of October 15 and that they came to Turkey for this purpose and investigations are still ongoing. Are taking place for this.
The four defendants are:
1. Ahmed Abdel Aziz Al Janoubi.
Picture of his entry and exit p. 38
He entered the country from Sabiha Kokşin Airport on October 11, aboard a Turkish Airlines plane, the same plane as the suspect Khaled Yahya Al-Zahrani.
On the 21st of the same month, he left the country from Ataturk International Airport on board the Saudi Airlines plane, which was the same plane in which the third suspect, Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Zaid, was.
2- Khaled Yahya Al-Zahrani
Picture of his entry and exit on p. 38
He entered Turkey on October 11th via Ataturk Airport on a Saudi Airlines plane, the same plane that was carrying Al-Janoubi. He left the country on October 18, aboard the Saudi Airlines plane from Ataturk Airport (the same as the plane of the fourth accused, Obaid Ghazi Al-Asadi).
3- Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Zaid.
A copy of his entry into the country (or his exit. One copy) on p. 39.
He entered Turkey on October 10, via Ataturk Airport, on a Saudi Airlines plane, which was the same plane that was carrying Obaid Ghazi Al-Asadi. He left the country on October 21 with the same plane that took Al Janoubi.
4- Obaid Ghazi Al-Asadi
1 picture p. 40
He entered the country through the same plane that Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Zaid was on. He left the country on the same plane that carried Khaled Yahya Al-Zahrani.