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Khashoggi case: Family lawyer says verdict 'fair and deterrent'

Reuters
Filed on September 8, 2020 | Last updated on September 8, 2020 at 07.18 am
Khashoggi verdict, Khashoggi, saudi

A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Jamal Khashoggi's family lawyer said on Monday that the verdict issued by a Saudi Arabian court today is "fair and deterrent", Asharq Al awsat newspaper reported.

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom's state-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Monday reported.

Five people were handed 20-year prison sentences, one person was sentenced to 10 years and two people were handed seven-year sentences, the state media reported.


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