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.
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the Court issued death sentences against the five men, who directly took part in the killing, says in a statement from the prosecution, according to AFP.
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 2. October last year went to the saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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 who was an american citizen, had written critically of the way in which the crown prince and king Salman managed their power in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He wrote fixed comments in the newspaper Washington Post.
the Sentences in Saudi Arabia is likely to again focus attention on the role as crown prince bin Salman played.
But whether it will have a practical consequence for the kingdom is uncertain. Saudi Arabia's closest allies in the West is the UNITED states.
Here president Donald Trump is not shown the willingness to go the harder way against the crown prince, despite his own intelligence assessment of the case.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 13:00