Jamal Khashoggi: 5 jailed for 20 years over journalist’s assassination | International Information

Saudi Arabia has given 20-year sentences to five people charged with the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, according to Al Arabiya news channel.

A further three people were also charged, receiving sentences ranging between seven and 10 years.

Mr Khashoggi was killed when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2018.

The kingdom initially denied he was murdered, but after international condemnation, it later blamed his death on a “rogue operation” by a team of agents.

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