Post Answers Sentences in Khashoggi's Killing

Saudis at the top of government evaded justice, publisher says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 23, 2019 6:05 PM CST
Sentences in Khashoggi's death Leave Post Unsatisfied
A Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony in October, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

(Newser) – Prosecution of the case involving the killing of Jamal Khashoggi may have been resolved to Saudi Arabia's satisfaction, but not to the Washington Post's. The Post journalist was killed last year in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. And while five people have been sentenced to death in the case, the Post's publisher said in a statement that the higher-ups with ultimate responsibility have not been brought to justice, Axios reports.

"The complete lack of transparency and the Saudi government's refusal to cooperate with independent investigators suggests that this was a sham trial," Fred Ryan said. "Those ultimately responsible, at the highest level of the Saudi government, continue to escape responsibility for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi." A Post collection of writings marking the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi's death is posted here. (Read more Jamal Khashoggi stories.)

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