Saudi Arabia condemns five to death for Khashoggi-killing

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, who is suspected of role in killing of saudi journalist, was not charged in the case. The public prosecutor in the kingdom of Sa

Saudi Arabia condemns five to death for Khashoggi-killing

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, who is suspected of role in killing of saudi journalist, was not charged in the case.

The public prosecutor in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia reports that five sentenced to death for the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Three other people combined, sentenced to 24 years in prison for their part in the crime.

Saudi Arabia crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, as in the international circles is suspected to be the actual scriptwriter, has not been charged in the case.

His former closest advisor, Saud al-Qahtani has been included in the investigation. But there was no criminal charge was filed against him, and he has been allowed to go.

Khashoggi was murdered, when he 8. October went to the saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Here he had to pick up some papers in connection with a marriage he was to make. Inside at the consulate waited a saudi henrettelsesgruppe on Khashoggi. They strangled him and cut him ago into fragments, the Turkish intelligence services revealed.

The u.s. central intelligence agency detected the month after a report that it was crown prince bin Salman who had given orders to beat Khashoggi to death.

The saudi journalist, had written critically of the way in which the crown prince and king Salman managed their power in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 10:00

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