Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Arabian country made this known on Thursday as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh, the country’s capital.

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All 11 accused were present with their lawyers at the opening hearing in the capital, according to a statement by the attorney general carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.