Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud'

Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed.

He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah.

Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report.

His assailants tried to hack into the watch with multiple failed password attempts before using his fingerprint to unlock it and delete some files, the report claims.
A stock picture of an Apple Watch. Khashoggi's is said to have recorded his 'interrogation, torture and killing' in the Saudi Arabia embassy
Security forces leading the investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance found the audio file on the phone he had left with his fiancée, according to the paper.

However, unlocking an Apple Watch using fingerprint verification is not a feature of the device, an Apple representative told CNN.

It is also unclear how the file transferred from the watch to the phone.

CNN's intelligence and security analyst Robert Baer said it is highly unlikely Khashoggi could have broadcast a signal from his Apple Watch as it was too far for a Bluetooth connection.

He said: 'I think what's happened, clearly, is the Turks have the Saudi consulate wired, they have transmitters.
CCTV of Jamal Khashoggi (wearing black suit jacket) going into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2
'The Turks don't trust any diplomats and they have been into most embassies and most consulates in Turkey and they listen to what's going on -- and if indeed there are tapes proving that he was murdered, I think that's probably how they know. But the Turks are very reluctant to admit that.'

US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind Khashoggi's disappearance.

He warned that Washington would inflict 'severe punishment' if that is the case.

Trump told CBS's '60 Minutes' program during an interview on Thursday: 'We're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment.

'As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes.'

The network said it will air the interview in full on Sunday evening.
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