Saudi Public Prosecutor Requests Death Penalty for Suspects Involved in Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor identified 21 Saudis as suspects in the killing of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a statement and during a press conference on November 15.

The public prosecutor, Shalaan al-Shalaan, said 11 suspects were indicted and their cases would be referred to court, and recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and committing the crime.

Al-Shalaan didn’t name the suspects.

On the same day, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned 17 Saudi nationals for their involvement in Khashoggi’s death. The department gave the names of the sanctioned Saudis, which included senior Saudi official Saud al-Qahtani and forensic scientist Salah al-Tubaiqi. Credit: Saudi News Channel via Storyful