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Saudi court awards 20-year jail term to eight people in Khashoggi murder case

  • The court halted death sentence of five accused after Khashoggi's sons "pardoned" the killers
07 Sep 2020

(Karachi) Saudi Arabia convicted eight people charged in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday. The Saudi court halted the death sentence of five accused.

As per details, the court handed 20-year jail term each to five men accused for murdering Khashoggi while three others were awarded between seven to 10 years.

The final court verdict comes after Khashoggi's sons said in May they had "pardoned" the killers - meaning they would not receive death sentences and the verdicts confirmed the five previously condemned men would not be executed.

On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi went missing while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities later revealed he was murdered inside the consulate allegedly by a Saudi hit squad. However, the late journalist's body has not been found.

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