FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
RIYADH, Dec 23 (MENA) - Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced that five people have been sentenced to death in connection to the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, Al Arabiya News channel reported Monday.
Three other people have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail.
Former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani was investigated in the case but was not charged, according to the Saudi public prosecutor.
Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmed al-Asiri was released for insufficient evidence.