Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on October 2 after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, he told reporters in Riyadh.

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