Pros­e­cu­tor seeks death penalty as tri­als open

China Daily - - WORLD -

Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion de­manded cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment on Thurs­day against five out of 11 sus­pects over the mur­der of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, Saudi Press Agency re­ported. The Saudi at­tor­ney gen­eral high­lighted in a state­ment that the de­mand was made dur­ing the first hear­ing of the case at the crim­i­nal court held in Riyadh and all 11 sus­pects at­tended the hear­ing with their lawyers. The at­tor­ney gen­eral also re­vealed that the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion has waited un­til now to get in­for­ma­tion about the case from its Turk­ish coun­ter­part. the city. The pair were rushed to the hospi­tal and one man in his 20s later died. The other is said to be in stable con­di­tion with a mi­nor in­jury. It is not clear whether the two vic­tims were mem­bers of the Church of Scien­tol­ogy, and whether the at­tack hap­pened in the cen­ter or out­side.

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