Saudi Prosecutors seek death sentence as Khashoggi murder trial begins

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Five of the Eleven defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,might be facing death penalties as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday.

The prosecution also said it was awaiting a response to two formal letters requesting evidence from Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate on October 2 in a case that shocked the world.

All 11 accused were present with their lawyers at the first session of the trial, it said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, without revealing their names or their alleged roles in the crime.

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