The family of the late Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has pardoned his killers on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Salah Khashoggi, son of the journalist, announced on Friday that in the spirit of Ramadan, all were forgiven.
He wrote on Twitter in an Arabic-translated text; “In this blessed night of the blessed month (of Ramadan) we remember God’s saying: If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah,”
“Therefore we the sons of the Martyr’s Jamal Khashoggi announce pardoning those who killed our father, seeking reward from God almighty”.
Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, went missing and was murdered inside the embassy of his own country in Istanbul in October 2018.
Riyadh initially denied knowledge of the journalist’s whereabouts but an investigation later revealed that he was murdered and dismembered while inside the embassy.
In December 2019, a Saudi court sentenced five suspects in Khashoggi’s murder to death, and jailed another three for a total of 24 years.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK