Saudi Arabia: 8 accused in journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder case sentenced to imprisonment

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
A journalist critical of the royal family was brutally murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, file photo 
  • Riyadh: A Saudi court has sentenced five of the eight accused within the Jamal Khashkiji murder case to twenty years in prison and three to seven to 10 years in prison.
  • According to the Saudi press agency, the murder case of the missing journalist Jamal Khashkji at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul was heard during a neighborhood court. quite 20 people were detained within the Jamal Khashoggi murder case. Later, 8 accused were tried.
  • Full details of the decision haven't been released and therefore the names of the accused haven't been revealed. The court ruled that the sentence was final and will not be challenged, but that under Saudi law, the victim's family had the proper to pardon the accused.
  • Salah Khashoggi, the son of a slain journalist, said on a social networking site during Ramadan this year that it had been a holy month of forgiveness,So we Forgive our father killer for the sake of Allah.
  • It should be noted that the foremost outspoken critic of the Saudi prince, the exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018 and didn't return. it had been feared that he was killed inside the consulate. Which was later confirmed.


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