What Does The Family of The Slain Khashoggi Think About The Verdict?

Published September 8th, 2020 - 08:24 GMT
In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attends a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. A Saudi court overturned five death sentences over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a killing which sparked an international outcry, and instead jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP
In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attends a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. A Saudi court overturned five death sentences over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a killing which sparked an international outcry, and instead jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP
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Court jails eight people for between seven and 20 years.

Jamal Khashoggi’s family lawyer said on Monday that the verdict issued by a Saudi Arabian court was “fair and deterrent,” Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, four months after his family forgave his killers and enabled death sentences to be set aside.

The Khashoggi family’s lawyer Motasem Khashoggi told Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper that the family welcomes the “fair and deterrent” ruling and is satisfied by it.


“The verdict is fair and deterrent to any criminal ... we as a family opted for applying (Islamic) Sharia laws since the beginning and there is no court in the world that applies Sharia rules like in Saudi Arabia,” the Khashoggi family’s lawyer Motasem Khashoggi told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

“We have delegated our command to God and to our rulers, who have fulfilled their promise, all our thanks, appreciation, gratitude and loyalty goes to them,” he added.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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