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Saudi Arabia sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Saudi Arabia's state TV reported that three others were sentenced to prison.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence." (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

RIYADH ALKHBRA, Saudi Arabia — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. 

Saudi Arabia's state TV reported that three others were sentenced to prison. 

All can appeal the verdicts. 

The kingdom's crown prince drew international condemnation for the killing because several Saudi agents involved had worked directly for him. 

The kingdom has carried out the trials of the accused in near-total secrecy.

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