Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée shocked over new death details
The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has expressed "shock and sadness" over reports suggesting that his body may have been dissolved with chemicals. Hatice Cengiz said on Twitter late Thursday that Khashoggi's killers had deprived his loved ones of conducting funeral prayers and burying him in Medina, Saudi Arabia, as he had wished.
The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi expressed shock and sadness Thursday upon hearing the latest reports on his killing.
"I'm unable to express my sorrow to learn about [the] dissolving [of] your body Jamal! They killed you and chopped up your body, depriving me and your family of conducting your funeral prayer and burying you in Madinah as [you] wished," said Hatice Cengiz in a post on her Twitter account.
"Are these killers and those behind it human beings? Oh my God!"
Khashoggi, a Saudi national and columnist for The Washington Post, was killed on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Turkey says the Washington Post columnist, who was critical of the Saudi crown prince, was strangled and dismembered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 by a 15-member assassination squad. Media reports have suggested that his body, which has not been found, could have been chemically dissolved.
After announcing he was killed, Saudi Arabia has yet to reveal the location of Khashoggi's body.