Khashoggi's killer returned to Saudi royal court

Saud bin Abdullah al-Qahtani, the prime suspect in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the Saudi regime, quietly returned to his former position in the Saudi royal court.

Iran Press/Middle East: Al-Ahd Al-Jadeed Twitter page, which occasionally reveals the news of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wrote that Saud al-Qahtani, the former head of the Saudi royal court, who is one of the closest people to Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and one of the prime suspects in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, has returned to power after two years out of sight.

Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the Saudi regime, disappeared in October 2018 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey; By silencing and denying the incident, the Saudi regime finally announced under pressure from the international community that Khashoggi had been killed at the Saudi consulate.

In March, Turkish prosecutors charged Saud al-Qahtani and Ahmad al-Asiri, the deputy head of Saudi intelligence, with involvement in the case of Jamal Khashoggi.

On September 7, the Saudi prosecutor's office issued final verdicts for the perpetrators of Jamal Khashoggi's murder case, announcing in a statement that the private aspect of Jamal Khashoggi's murder ended with the amnesty of his family, and regarding the general aspect of the crime, eight of the convicts sentenced to 7 to 20 years in prison.

Khashoggi's children pardoned their father's killers while they have not been allowed to leave Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi was killed.

Many human rights groups consider Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saud al-Qahtani, and Ahmad Asiri, two figures close to bin Salman, to be key suspects, but they have not yet appeared in court.


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