Long Prison Sentences Instead of Death for Khashoggi’s Murder

Long Prison Sentences Instead of Death for Khashoggi’s Murder

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced eight people to prison for the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Five suspects had previously been sentenced to death, but that judgment is now being reversed.

The five are now sentenced to twenty years in prison.

Three others must be behind bars for between seven and ten years, Saudi news agency SPA reported, based on information from judicial authorities. Monday’s ruling is final.

Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in October 2018 when he arrived there to arrange for his upcoming wedding.

The journalist regularly wrote critical columns about Saudi Arabia for The Washington Post, among others. He was met, killed and cut to pieces.

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