Public Prosecutor Issues a Statement Regarding the Murder of Citizen Jamal Khashoggi

Monday 1441/4/26 - 2019/12/23
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Riyadh, December 23, 2019, SPA -- Following up on the previous statements issued by the Public Prosecutor on 19/10/2018 and 25/10/2018 and 15/11/2018 and 13/1/2019 regarding the murder of citizen Jamal bin Ahmed bin Hamza Khashoggi (may his soul Rest In Peace).
The Public Prosecution stated that it has concluded its investigations and due process in this case which included (31) individuals, of whom (21) individuals have been arrested, and (10) individuals have been called in for questioning without arrest as there was no basis for their detention.
The investigation yielded the following:
First, the indictment of (11) individuals in this case and the filing of criminal charges against these individuals in the Criminal Court of Riyadh.
Second, the Criminal Court of Riyadh rendered its decision regarding the (11) individuals who were indicted and charged as follows:
1- capital punishment for (5) individuals for committing and directly participating in the murder of the victim.
2- different sentences amounting to a total of (24) years in prison for (3) individuals for their role in covering up this crime and violating the law.
3- the Court dismissed the Public Prosecutor’s charges against (3) individuals and found them to be not guilty.
Third, the Public Prosecution did not file charges against (10) individuals and released them due to insufficient evidence.
The Public Prosecution stated that it will review the Court’s decision and decide whether it will file an appeal at the Appellate Court.
--SPA
13:21 LOCAL TIME 10:21 GMT
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