Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty for 5 Khashoggi Murder Suspects

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Arab News and other local media report.

The public prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, has concluded that an intelligence officer ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, and not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Top aide to the Crown Prince and advisor to the royal court Saud al-Qahtani remains under investigation.

The prosecutor also said the head of Khashoggi’s negotiation team was the one who ordered the killing of the victim, adding that investigations into the whereabouts of the Saudi journalist’s body are ongoing.

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is still seeking answers to a number of questions in the investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s death, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday.

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