14 August 2022,   07:56
Five people sentenced to death over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Five people have been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered inside the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey in October 2018.

Saudi prosecutor Shalaan al-Shalaan found that the death of Khashoggi, 59, was a rogue operation carried out by Saudi operatives.

The prosecutor sentenced five people to death and a further three to prison for sentences totaling 24 years following a trial that was mostly conducted behind closed doors.