Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi four children ‒ two sons and two daughters ‒ have been given homes and receiving ongoing financial compensation from the Saudi government since their father was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey last year, The Washington Post reported.
The Post reported that the houses given to the slain journalist’s children are valued at $4 million each.
News of the payments comes a few months prior to the scheduled trials of Khashoggi’s alleged killers — and they appear to have been approved by King Salman at the end of last year.
According to Saudi law, Khashoggi’s children can grant their father’s killers clemency in exchange for “blood money” — payments that in this case could amount to millions of dollars.
After a few weeks of denial, the Saudi government acknowledged Khashoggi’s killing in October 2018, fired top officials and arrested 18 operatives accused of killing the journalist. The trial proceedings have been secretive, and not many details are known to the public.
The CIA reportedly concluded with medium to high confidence that Prince Mohammad bin Salman — or MBS as he more commonly known — had prior knowledge of Khashoggi’s killing. US President Donald Trump has remained neutral on the issue, saying, “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t.”
Source: Sputnik News