Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s son said that he has forgiven his father’s killers. He has released his statement via Twitter.
Salah Khashoggi said that his family has forgiven those who murdered Jamal Khashoggi.
Note that Khashoggi was a renowned critic of the Saudi government. He was assassinated inside the kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish city, Istanbul in 2018.
Salah said, “In this blessed night of the blessed month (of Ramadan) we remember God’s saying: If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah.”
“Therefore, we the sons of the Martyr Jamal Khashoggi announce that we pardon those who killed our father, seeking reward God almighty”
— salah khashoggi (@salahkhashoggi) May 21, 2020
According to sources, Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate where he had gone to get his wedding documents.
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has created a global outrage. According to the international news agency, some Western governments and CIA had claimed that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. However, Saudi officials had said he had no role.
Five people had been sentenced and three were thrown by Saudi Arabia in prison over Kashoggi’s murder case last December. Suspects were put on trial.
Salah Khashoggi said of the December verdict: “It has been fair to us and that justice has been achieved.”
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