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Jamal Khashoggi case-five sentenced to death


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

23rd Dec, 2019. 04:49 pm
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Five people sentenced to death and three were jailed over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

According to details, five people got death sentences and three others were thrown behind the bars by a court in Saudi Arabia over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi that happened last year.

The Saudi public prosecutor said that it occurred as the result of “Rogue operation’ and put anonymous individuals on trial.

UN experts had mentioned it as an “extrajudicial execution.”

Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard called for Saudi Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to be inspected over the murder.

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Agnes had refused any involvement. However, he had said in October that he took “full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia, especially since it was committed by individuals working in the Saudi government.”

Human rights Watch said that the trial which occurred behind closed doors, did not meet international standards and Saudi officials had “obstructed meaningful accountability,”

Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, reporters represented the lowest death toll in 16 years.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz said that she was “heartbroken” that the Italian Super Cup was being played in Saudi Arabia.

Hatice Cengiz said, “It is heartbreaking that a country that has an allegedly state-sponsored murder that is still unresolved be given the gift of having Italians play football on its soil.”

“I know how Italians feel about football,” she said ahead of Sunday´s match in Riyadh between defending champions Juventus and Coppa Italia holders Lazio.

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