The Turkish government said on Monday that the verdict by a Saudi Arabian court in the murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi fell short of Turkey’s expectations.

Iran Press/Middle East: “We still don’t know what happened to Khashoggi’s body, who wanted him dead or if there were local collaborators – which casts doubt on the credibility of the legal proceedings in KSA,” the Turkish presidency’s communications director Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, referring to Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi Arabian court jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years on Monday for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported.

This is while a former Saudi minister and top intelligence official Saad al Jabri, living in exile in Canada,  alleged on Thursday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent an assassination squad to kill him in 2018 — the same team that murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a consulate in Turkey only two weeks earlier.

The trial was criticized by a UN official and human rights campaigners who said the masterminds of the murder remained free.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018, where he had gone to obtain documents for his impending wedding. His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building and his remains have not been found.