Suspect In Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Dies In Saudi Car Accident

Saudi jouralist Jamal Khashoggi.Screengrab/euronews (en français)/YouTube

Mashal Saad al-Bostani, suspected in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, reportedly died in a car accident in Riyadh.

One of the suspects in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a suspicious car accident in Riyadh, according to a Thursday report in Turkish media.

Via Hurriyet Daily News:

> MashalSaadal-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant of the Saudi Royal Air Forces, was among the 15 suspects who arrived and left Turkey on Oct. 2 after going to Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate when Khashoggi visited there, according to daily Yeni Şafak.

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> The newspaper said sources did not release any details about the traffic accident in Riyadh and Bostani’s role in the “murder” was not yet clear.

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> Daily Hürriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi claimed on Oct. 18 that Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consul Mohammadal-Otaibi could be “the next execution” as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman “would do anything to get rid of evidence.”

On Wednesday, Turkish daily Yeni Şafak reported that Al-Otaibi’s voice was apparent on one of the recordings Turkish officials claim to have in their possession, which they say proves Khashoggi was killed.

> According to the report, after Al-Otaibi told the interrogators to “do it somewhere else outside or I will be in trouble,” he was told to “shut up if you want to live when you are back in Saudi Arabia.”

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NedClark
NedClark

...the Saudi A.F. Officer is REPORTED to have died in a 'suspicious' car-crash. Presuming that the Lt. is worth more alive than dead to the Saudi leader, a car-crash - causing disfiguring facial injuries to the victim - sounds like the perfect way to stage a FAKED death before going to live under an assumed identity...