A Saudi prosecutor has asked for the death penalty for five of 11 suspects held over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, the state news agency SPA reported.
Arab News reported that eleven defendants accused of being involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi appeared in court on Thursday.
The Saudi General Prosecution said the interrogation of a number of the accused would continue, adding that two requests asking for further evidence had been sent to Turkey.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry also posted the statement on their Twitter account.
#STATEMENT | The Public Prosecutor: The initial hearing for the (11) individuals indicted in the case of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was held in the Criminal Court of #Riyadh pic.twitter.com/MvgBhO5fHN— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) January 3, 2019