Ace journalist and rights activist, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018. The Saudi authorities first denied any knowledge of the killing then when overwhelming evidence was provided of the murder within its Consular services in Istanbul, it promised arrests and prosecutions. But three of the suspects are living in freedom and very large too inside luxury accommodation in a security complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This article by Martin Chulov is published by The Guardian. Here is an excerpt:
At least three members of a Saudi hit squad convicted by the kingdom of murdering Jamal Khashoggi are living and working “in seven-star accommodation” inside a government-run security compound in Riyadh, according to a source connected to senior members of Saudi intelligence.
The assassins are believed to be staying in villas and buildings run by Saudi Arabia’s State Security agency – far from the walls of its infamous prisons. The source has spoken to two witnesses who claim to have seen the men. They said family members frequently visit the men, who are able to use a gym and workspaces on the site.
All were sentenced before a Saudi court, in a trial broadly condemned as a sham – though only one of them, Salah al-Tubaigy – was named. Some received death sentences, which were later commuted to life terms.
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