Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8 – Thenewsgist

Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8 – Thenewsgist

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Saudi court

on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist

Jamal Khashoggi

‘s murder in a final ruling that jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported.

The ruling comes after Khashoggi’s sons announced in May that they had “pardoned” the killers, paving the way for a less severe punishment in a case that triggered an international outcry.

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