RIYADH: A Saudi court hearing the Jamal Khashoggi case here on Monday awarded the death sentence to five accused for murdering the Washington Post journalist in Istanbul.
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Three others involved in the murder had been sent to prison, says a Saudi public prosecution.
However, the prosecution said that all can file appeals against the verdict.
The court had acquitted former Saudi deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Al-Asiri over lack of evidence against him.
Earlier, the Saudi court had held nine hearings in the case. The court has given the decision in the 10th hearing here today.