JUST IN: Five sentenced to death over murder of Jamal Khashoggi

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of a journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national and U.S. resident, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in October 2018.

His body, believed to have been dismembered, has not been found.

Many observers including the American CIA believe the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, authorised the killing of the journalist.

The crown prince has, however, denied any role in it.

Apart from the five sentenced to death in the secret trial, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor also said on Monday that three more people were sentenced to jail terms totalling 24 years, AlJazeera reports.
He said Saud al-Qahtani, a former high-profile Saudi royal adviser, was investigated but not charged and was released….

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