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Jamal Khashoggi Killing: Eight Sentenced and Case Closed

Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution sentenced eight people for their role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Five people were sentenced to 20 years in prison for their involvement in the killing, the Public Prosecution said.

Three received 10-year terms and two of those will serve an additional seven years each.

The Public Prosecution said the criminal case, both in terms of the private and public parts, had been closed, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building but his remains have not been found.

Saudi officials have said the murder was part of a “rogue operation”.

Prior to his death, Khashoggi was living in the US and writing for The Washington Post newspaper.

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