Sceptics have asked why so many people, including military officers and a forensics expert specializing in autopsies, were part of the operation if the objective was to convince Khashoggi to return home of his own volition.
After clashes with Mexican riot police on Friday, some 650 migrants from the caravan made it into Mexico on the far side of a bridge over the Suchiate River, according to Mexican officials who said they were being registered.
The efforts to attack Khashoggi and other influential Saudis, and sway public opinion against them, included a so-called troll farm based in Riyadh and a suspected spy within Twitter that the kingdom utilized to monitor user accounts, the New York Times reported.
Riyadh provided no evidence to support its account, which marked a reversal of an initial statement that Khashoggi had left the consulate the same day he entered on October 2 to get documents for his upcoming marriage.
The march comes after another tumultuous week for Prime Minister Theresa May in which she failed to agree a divorce deal with EU leaders in Brussels and infuriated members of her own party by making further concessions in the talks.
Saudi Arabia’s claim that Khashoggi had died in a fight — rather than was deliberately killed – was Riyadh’s first acknowledgement of his death after two weeks of denials that it was involved in his disappearance.
Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, financed by a Russian oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and two companies he controls, according to a criminal complaint.