Khashoggi

A Saudi court has handed death sentences to five suspects charged in connection to the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Three others have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in the killing.

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced the court’s ruling on Monday. Apart from the five sentenced to death, three additional suspects will spend 24 years behind bars. The prosecutor said that Saud al-Qahtani, a senior Saudi royal adviser, was investigated, but later released without being charged.

The Saudi consul in Turkey was also released. The investigation found that there was no past enmity between those convicted and Khashoggi, the public prosecutor said.

Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in October. Grisly details about the killing, including allegations that the journalist’s body was chopped up, made headlines and strained relations between Riyadh and many of its western allies.

Germany, as well as several other European states, imposed a ban on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia following the murder. Washington refused to take similar measures, with US President Donald Trump stating publicly that he didn’t want to lose Riyadh’s business.

In September, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accepted responsibility for the murder, but insisted that he did not order the killing.

 

Source: RT

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Andrew

More drone attacks on Saudis please.

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And hop this time they retaliate on all Iranian oil terminals and the South-Pars gas platforms (w. the processing plant, this has a $45bn value). Saudis have about 600 Dong Feng DF-3 and likely 400+ DF-21, it could be really fun to fill these with cluster ammos: DF-3 is not very accurate, but with cluster-bombs on a refinery or gas processing plant, it would be really devastating, and a few S-300 launchers are unlikely to intercept a lot of such ballistic missiles. Let’s have both demolishing others’ installations : this will be great for Russia and USA 🙂 Hope for… Read more »

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How exactly did MBS accept responsibility for this barbaric murder? Is he going on a diet as a consequence? What are the repercussions on him, on his life? There is no way that he did not order the killing, was he even questioned by their local kangaroo-court? In its bizarre likeliness to the alleged suicide of pedofile Jeffrey Epstein and scandalous way the authorities let Prince Andrew (and UK monarch) off the hook, this is perhaps the worst case of double-standards and a proof that jurisdiction is not independent anywhere…

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Dead men tell no tales 😉