Five to die for Khashoggi murder

Five to die for Khashoggi murder
Five to die for Khashoggi murder

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RIYADH — A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five people to death for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and three others were sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail, the Public Prosecutor said, according to a report in Al Arabiya English.

According to a statement issued by Public Prosecutor, the investigations involved a total of 31 persons, of whom 21 were taken into custody.

Khashoggi, a well-known Saudi journalist, was murdered on Oct. 20, 2018 at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. He was visiting the consulate to complete paperwork related to his divorce.

The sentences were announced by the Public Prosecutor at a press conference in Riyadh following the court ruling.

Saud Al-Qahtani, former Royal Court Adviser, was investigated in the case but was not charged, the Public Prosecutor said.

Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmed Al-Asiri was investigated but released due to lack of evidence.

Different sentences totaling 24 years were handed down to three individuals “for their role in covering up the crime and violating the law,” the Public Prosecutor added in his statement.

At the time of the murder, the authorities arrested 18 Saudis for investigation and the Public Prosecutor subsequently indicted 11 people. The court found three people not guilty, the statement said. — SG

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