Khashoggi's Family Forgave Those Responsible For The Journalist's Murder
The family of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018 in the Consulate General of his country in Istanbul, said that they forgive those responsible for this crime. The corresponding message was published on Friday on the official Twitter page of the journalist's son Salah.
"On this virtuous night of this Holy month [Ramadan], we, the sons of Jamal Khashoggi, forgive those who killed our father," the text reads
Khashoggi, known for critical articles about Riyadh's politics, has been living in the United States since 2017, where he wrote for the Washington Post. He disappeared while visiting the Consulate General of his country in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. On October 20, the Saudi authorities reported that the journalist was killed in the building of the diplomatic mission as a result of the conflict. The international community condemned the crime, calling on Riyadh to conduct a transparent investigation.
On November 15, 2018, the Prosecutor General's office of Saudi Arabia released the preliminary results of the investigation: 11 citizens of the Kingdom were charged with involvement in the murder, five of them faced the death penalty. As stated by Riyadh, initially the journalist was intended to be taken to Saudi Arabia, and not killed. In December last year, five defendants in the case were sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, and three others were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison. In total, 11 people were involved in the case. On March 25, the Istanbul Prosecutor's office prepared a lawsuit against 18 people suspected of involvement in the murder of Khashoggi. It requires them to prison for life.