The eight unidentified convicts in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case will spend between seven and 20 years in jail. Agnes Callamard, UN’s special rapporteur, welcomed the commuting of death sentences but called the judgement a parody of justice
The US Congress had banned the sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE due to the human rights violations being committed in the ongoing war in Yemen
Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Youssef are among the activists who have been in jail since last year and were tortured and beaten up according to reports. The trial began at a criminal court in Riyadh on March 13
In a speech on Tuesday, the Turkish president said a Saudi team had conducted a reconnaissance operation before the murder. He demanded that those involved at all levels be arrested following an independent probe.
While Saudi Arabia is facing widespread condemnation in the media for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the country has gotten away with worst crimes in the past.
From among the 15 men who, according to Turkish authorities, flew from Saudi to Turkey, and were present at the consulate in Istanbul when Khashoggi arrived, at least eight have been identified to be members of Saudi royal military.