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Saudi prosecutors demand the execution of 5 in the first hearing Khashoggi case

Saudi prosecutors demand the execution of 5 in the first hearing Khashoggi case

Saudi prosecutors demand the execution of 5 in the first hearing Khashoggi case
CAIRO - The Attorney-General has called for the opening of the trial of those accused of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by applying the death penalty to five of the 11 accused in the case, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Thursday
The call came during a session of the Criminal Court in Riyadh, the first in the case of Khashoggi's death, which greatly damaged the reputation of Saudi Arabia and led to the deterioration of relations with Western countries
Riyadh Criminal Court held the first session of the trial of convicted in the case of the killing of Jamal bin Ahmed Hamza Khashoggi, 11 people in the presence of their lawyers
The prosecution called for the imposition of the legal sanction against them, including five detainees "demanded to kill them for involvement in the murder
After hearing (the convicts) of the lawsuit, they all requested a copy of the case list and the authority to answer what they said, and they were given the time limit they requested (not specified)
The Public Prosecutor's Office begins the investigation of a number of defendants (not mentioned)
We confirm that more memos have been sent to the Turkish Public Prosecution to request their evidence or evidence regarding this case, but no response has been received to date
The murder of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist, at the consulate in early October sparked worldwide outrage and constant demands to reveal the whereabouts of the corpse and the order to kill him
After conflicting interpretations, Riyadh admitted that Khashoggi's body had been killed and dismembered inside the consulate after negotiations failed to persuade him to return to the kingdom. Saudi security officials and officials were blamed for the crime
US media said the CIA had concluded that Ibn Salman ordered Khashoggi's death, and the US Senate unanimously approved the same result
US President Donald Trump, who has pardoned the son of Salman more than once, has opposed sanctions against Saudi Arabia and pledged "deep" ties with them, while international institutions and human rights organizations demand an international investigation into Khashoggi's case
On December 5, the Turkish judiciary issued an arrest warrant against former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad Asiri and former adviser to Crown Prince Saud al-Qahtani, on the backdrop of Khashoggi's murder
Turkey said it would follow the case of Khashoggi's death to the end with the support of the international community and the United Nations

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