Jamal Khashoggi’s son says family forgives his killers
RIYADH (92 News) – The family of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday that they have forgiven his killers.
Khashoggi’s son Salah tweeted: “We, sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive those who killed our father. May he rest in peace – for the sake of God Almighty, hopefully seeking reward with the Almighty.”
“On this virtuous night of this holy month, we recall the words of God Almighty in his holy book: ‘The repayment of bad actions, is one equivalent to it, But whoever pardons and makes reconciliation, his reward lies with God. He does not love the unjust’,” he added.
Khashoggi, a journalist for The Washington Post, visited the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in 2018 to obtain paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee. He was confronted by Saudi agents before being kidnapped, tortured, murdered and dismembered. His remains have not been found.
In December, Saudi Arabia sentenced five men to death for the murder. Three men also received a total of 24 years in prison for covering up the crime. None of the 11 who went on trial have been named.