Turkey prepares new indictment against six suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkish prosecutors have prepared a second indictment against six Saudi officials in connection with the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, broadcaster NTV and other media said on Monday.

The reports did not say whether the six suspects are among those already being tried in absentia in an Istanbul court for Mr Khashoggi’s killing.

State-owned Anadolu news agency said that two of the suspects are facing charges carrying aggravated life jail sentences, while the charges against the other four carry sentences of up to five years in jail.

The Istanbul prosecutor’s office declined to provide immediate comment on the media reports.

A Saudi court on September 8 jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the murder, four months after Khashoggi’s family forgave his killers and enabled earlier death sentences to be set aside.

Mr Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, where he had gone to obtain documents for his impending wedding.

His body was reportedly dismembered and removed from the building and his remains have not been found till date.

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