The Turkish public prosecutor’s office has prepared a second indictment against six Saudi officials in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018, NTV and other media announced on Monday.
The reports did not state whether the six suspects were among those who were tried in absentia in an Istanbul court for Khashoggi’s murder.
State-run Anadolu news agency said two of the suspects were charged with harsher life sentences, while charges against the other four resulted in sentences of up to five years.
The Istanbul prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the media reports immediately.
A Saudi court jailed eight people this month for murder between the ages of seven and 20, four months after Khashoggi’s family forgave their killers and allowed previous death sentences to be overturned.
Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen on October 2, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had received documents for his upcoming wedding. His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building, and his remains have not been found.
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