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Breaking News- Saudi Arabia Sentences 8 People Involved in Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

Saudi Arabia has convicted eight people of killing Jamal Khashoggi and has given them jail sentences of up to 20 years. 

Five people charged in the  Khashoggi case have been jailed for 20 years, while the other three have been handed sentences of between seven and 10 years. 

The private and public cases have been closed, the prosecutor's office said.

Saudi officials have said the killing was part of a “rogue operation.”

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian dissident, author, columnist for The Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government. 

 His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building but his remains have not been found.

As a prominent Saudi journalist, he covered major stories, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the rise of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, for various Saudi news organisations. For decades, the 59-year-old was close to the Saudi royal family and also served as an adviser to the government.

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