5 death sentences for Khashoggi's murder to be commuted

After pardon given to killers by journalist's family

22 May, 17:24

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, MAY 22 - The five death sentences handed down in Saudi Arabia for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018 in Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul will be commuted into lesser penalties after a ''pardon'' granted to the killers by the victim's family through his son Salah.

    Local media including Arab News reported the news, noting that those sentenced will not be released. The announcement came in the final days of Ramadan, in line with a tradition that allows for acts of mercy in cases provided for by Islamic law.(ANSAmed).

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