Turkish Prosecutors File Indictment Over the Killing of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

2020-03-25 14:33:47 Written by  Associated Press Published in English Articles Read 358 times
Jamal Khashoggi
 
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is seen in Istanbul, Turkey on May 6, 2018.
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March 25, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

(ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkish prosecutors have filed an indictment against 20 Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish media reports said Wednesday.

The private DHA news agency said the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office completed its investigation into the killing and charged 18 Saudi nationals with “deliberate murder” and two others with instigating murder. Other details of the indictment were not immediately available.

All suspects in the killing have left Turkey and Saudi Arabia has put 11 people on trial over the murder.

Khashoggi’s grisly slaying by Saudi agents in the kingdom’s Consulate in Istanbul drew international condemnation and cast a cloud of suspicion over Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 
Khashoggi, who was a resident of the U.S., had walked into his country’s consulate on Oct. 2, 2018, for an appointment to pick up documents that would allow him to marry. He never walked out, and his body has not been found.
 
Source=https://time.com/5809525/turkey-jamal-khashoggi-indictment/
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