Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 People to Death for Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year in Istanbul.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death on Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew sharp international criticism and marred the crown prince’s relationship with members of Congress in Washington.

The Riyadh criminal court found another three people guilty of covering up the crime. They were sentenced for a combined 24 years in prison, according to a statement read by the Saudi attorney general’s office on state TV.

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