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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death in killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2019
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Five people have been sentenced to death in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but the two most senior officials implicated in the murder were cleared of wrongdoing because of "insufficient evidence," Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor announced Monday.

The convicted defendants have not been named. Three others were sentenced to jail terms totaling 24 years.

Khashoggi, who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post, was killed after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. He was one of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s most prominent critics.


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