Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 To Death For Killing Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia has sentenced five men to death over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"The court issued death sentences on five men who directly took part in the killing," the prosecutor said in a statement. Three others were sentenced to 24 years in prison.

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However, the prosecutor found insufficient evidence against key aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. These sentences were based on full investigation by the Saudis. 

Khashoggi’s murder took place at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year and had led to an international outcry.

 

The public proctor’s statement said that it was “ Following up on the previous statements issued by the Public Prosecutor on 19/10/2018 and 25/10/2018 and 15/11/2018 and 13/1/2019 regarding the murder of citizen Jamal bin Ahmed bin Hamza Khashoggi (may his soul Rest In Peace).

 

The prosecutor stated that investigations were concluded with due process in the case “which included 31 individuals, of whom 21 individuals have been arrested, and 10 individuals have been called in for questioning w/o arrest as there was no basis for their detention”.