The Riyadh Criminal Court announced prison sentences for eight defendants in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported Monday, in a trial criticised by international human rights groups.
Saudi state TV revealed few details about the final verdicts issued against the Saudi nationals, whose names were not made public. The verdict comes after Khashoggi’s sons said in May that they had “pardoned” the killers, sparing five of the convicted individuals from execution.
The court ordered a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for five of the accused. Another received a 10-year sentence and two others were ordered to serve seven years in prison.