Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia convicts eight of killing

Jamal Khashoggi killers have death sentences overturned in Saudi Arabia: Five men will now serve 20-year jail terms after journalist’s sons ‘pardoned’ them

Saudi Arabia has convicted eight people of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and has given them jail sentences of up to 20 years, overturning five earlier death sentences.

Five people charged in the  Khashoggi case have been jailed for 20 years.

One person was sentenced to 10 years and two people were handed seven-year sentences, according to a report by Al Arabiya, citing the Saudi Public Prosecution. 

The final court verdict comes after Khashoggi’s sons said in May that they had ‘pardoned’ the killers. 

Washington Post columnist Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. 

More to come.