Jamal Khashoggis sons have made an emotional plea for the return of the slain journalists remains in their first interview since his murder

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During
an interview with CNN in Washington, Abdullah Khashoggi, 33, and
his brother, Salah, 35, pleaded for Saudi Arabia to return their
father’s body.

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  • The sons of the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi have
    spoken out for the first time since his October 2 killing,
    issuing an emotional plea for the return of their father’s
    remains.
  • Salah Khashoggi, 35, a dual US-Saudi citizen, and his
    brother, Abdullah, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, spoke
    with
    CNN
    in an interview that aired Sunday and described the
    past few weeks of uncertainty.
  • The brothers said that they were disturbed by the
    depiction of their father after his death and that he had been
    misrepresented for political reasons.
  • They described their father as “courageous, generous,
    and very brave,” and they said they still had faith in the
    Saudi king to bring their father’s killers to justice.

The sons of the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi spoke out for
the first time since his killing at the Saudi Consulate in
Istanbul early last month, calling their father “courageous,
generous, and very brave” and issuing an emotional plea for the
return of their father’s remains.

Salah Khashoggi, 35, a dual US-Saudi citizen, and his brother,
Abdullah, 33, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, spoke with

CNN
in an interview that aired Sunday and described weeks of
uncertainty following their father’s October 2 disappearance.

“I really hope that whatever happened wasn’t painful for him, or
it was quick,” Abdullah Khashoggi said. “Or he had a peaceful
death.”


Read more:
Staged photos show Khashoggi’s son shaking hands with the Saudi
crown prince, who many believe ordered his father’s
killing

While Saudi Arabia’s description of what happened to the elder
Khashoggi
has shifted several times
, Turkish officials have said he was

strangled shortly after he entered the Istanbul consulate and his
body was dismembered
. His remains have not been recovered.

Without the body, the family cannot conduct a proper burial or
move past the disappearance.

“All what we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi in Medina
with the rest of his family,” Salah Khashoggi said of the
cemetary in Saudi Arabia. “I talked about that with the Saudi
authorities and I just hope that it happens soon.”

Where is Khashoggi’s body?



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The
slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Screenshot/Twitter/Hatice
Cengiz




Saudi Arabia first denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s
whereabouts, eventually acknowledging his death 17 days after he
went missing.

On Sunday, a report by a Turkish pro-government newspaper said

Khashoggi’s body was dismembered and put into five suitcases
.


The Washington Post
previously reported that Turkish
officials were pursuing a theory that the 59-year-old’s remains
were dissolved in acid in the consulate or at the nearby consul
general’s home.

The Post cited an anonymous Turkish official as saying
authorities found biological evidence in the consulate garden
that supported the theory.

“Khashoggi’s body was not in need of burying,” the official said,
according to The Post.


Earlier theories
floated that Khashoggi’s body was wrapped up
in some kind of fabric and given to a local Turkish
coconspirator.

Khashoggi’s sons say they want to defend their father’s honor


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

(Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Khashoggi’s sons said that they were disturbed by the
depiction of their father after his death and that he had been
misrepresented for political reasons.

“I see a lot of people coming out right now and trying to claim
his legacy and unfortunately some of them are using that in a
political way that we totally don’t agree with,” Salah Khashoggi
said.

Salah, the elder sibling, said the two brothers were receiving
updates on the parallel investigations into their father’s
killing through the media.

“Our source is the same source that you have. It is a mystery,”
he said. “This is putting a lot of burden on us — all of us. That
everybody is seeking for information just as we do. They think
that we have answers, and unfortunately we don’t.”

“It’s confusing and difficult,” Abdullah Khashoggi said. “It’s
not a normal situation and not a normal death.”

Still, the brothers expressed confidence in Saudi King Salman.
“The king has stressed that everybody involved will be brought to
justice,” Salah Khashoggi said. “And I have faith in that.”