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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi prosecutors will search the dying penalty for no less than 5 individuals within the slaying of Washington Publish columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the dominion’s state media reported on Thursday as 11 suspects attended their first courtroom listening to.
The state-run Saudi Press Company and state tv gave few particulars concerning the listening to and didn’t identify the suspects. Nonetheless, a press release from prosecutors stated the suspects attended the listening to with their legal professionals.
The assertion additionally stated that prosecutors despatched a request to Turkey for proof that Ankara has collected over the Oct. 2 slaying of Khashoggi on the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
“No response has been acquired up to now and the Public Prosecutor’s Workplace continues to be ready for a solution,” the assertion stated.
Officers in Turkey couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. Turkish officers have beforehand stated they shared proof with Saudi Arabia and different nations over Khashoggi’s killing.
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Khashoggi had written columns essential of Saudi Arabia’s highly effective Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The dominion initially denied Khashoggi was killed, however modified its story and acknowledged his slaying weeks later.
Turkish media has printed footage of members of the crown prince’s entourage on the consulate forward of the slaying. Khashoggi’s physique, believed to have been dismembered after his killing, has but to be discovered.
Related Press author Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed to this report.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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