The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who'd been sentenced to execution. Saudi media outlet Arab News sought to clarify Friday that the announcement made by Khashoggi's sons spares the convicted killers from execution, but does not mean they will go unpunished. U.S. President Donald Trump has defended U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia, despite Congressional pressure and a Senate resolution blaming the crown prince for the murder. 6:59In all, 11 people were put on trial in Saudi Arabia over the killing. In an interview in September with CBS' 60 Minutes, Prince Mohammed said he takes, "full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia."
Source: CBC News May 22, 2020 06:38 UTC