Five suspects to face the death penalty over Khashoggi murder.
On Thursday as reported by Reuters, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor office is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in a case that has strained the kingdom’s ties with key Westen allies.
It was reported by Turkish president Erdogan, who, in a Washington, the column said the journalist was ordered to be killed by someone at the highest level of thSaudidi government, also Turkish officials have claimed that the crown prince is behind the murder of the columnist, who order for his killing.
however, the Public Prosecutor has ordered for the death penalty for 5 individuals who are charged with ordering and committing the crime and for the appropriate sentences for the other indicted individuals.
The deputy public prosecutor and spokesman Shaalan al-shaalan, said 11 out of 21 suspects have been indicted and that their cases will be referred to court, while the investigation with the remaining suspects will continue in order to determine their role in the crime.
He also said that a travel ban has been imposed on a top aide to the crown prince, Saud al-qahtani, while investigations are on, over his role, he further said Qahtani had met the team ordered to cease Khashoggi ahead of their journey to Istanbul to brief them on the journalist’s activities.
Jamal Khashoggi was killed on October 2 after he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, it was reported that the journalist by some group that attacked him and suffocated him, and later dissembled his body and dissolved in a chemical substance, from the audio recording shared by the Turkish authorities to western allies to carry out investigations, his last words were that of one who was being suffocated, he was begging for them to remove the bag worn over his head to kill him.