Jamal Khashogi, a critic of the Saudi regime, was shot dead at the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2, 2018. Five Saudi citizens sentenced to death by Saudi High Court officials All three were sentenced to twenty-four years of rigorous imprisonment. Five months after the verdict, Jamal Khashoggi’s son, Salah Khashoggi, tweeted: On the blessed night of Ramazan, the pardon of God is sought. The reward of evil is similar to that of evil, but anyone who pardons and reconciles will be rewarded by God, he tweeted. So the son of martyr Jamal Khashoggi said his son was pardoning his father’s assassins, seeking God’s blessing.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been accused of involvement in the death of Qashogi. The CIA has accused Mohammed bin Salman of being involved in the case, but the Saudi administration has completely rejected such claims. The murder case was reportedly being negotiated, but was rejected by family members.