by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/15/18, 11:43 am
Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he will pursue death sentences for five suspects charged with killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb said 21 people are now in custody in connection to the murder, with 11 already indicted and awaiting trial. Khashoggi was a Saudi national who had U.S. residency and wrote columns for The Washington Post. Saudi deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri was one of the high-level officials incriminated in the case and was fired shortly after the killing on Oct. 2.