A Saudi Arabian court convicted eight people in the murder case of American newspaper Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and sentenced five of them to death. The remaining three others have been sentenced to 24 years in prison. A total of 11 people were accused in the case, out of which three others have been acquitted.
A Saudi Arabian government lawyer representing the case said on Monday that the court sentenced five people who were directly involved in the assassination. Khashoggi was a columnist for the US newspaper Washington Post, who was last seen on 2 October 2018 outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. According to reports, he went there to get the necessary documents for his marriage.
The assassination at the Istanbul embassy was investigated by Ahmed al-Assiri, deputy head of the intelligence department. The most shocking thing in this murder is that Khashogi’s corpse has not been recovered till date. In one report, it was claimed that after killing Khashogi, the killers destroyed his body by acid. The murder was heard in a Saudi court.