Saudi Arabia gave Jamal Khashoggi's children homes, money: Report

Saudi Arabia gave Jamal Khashoggi
# 02 April 2019 17:50 (UTC +04:00)

Saudi Arabia has given the four children of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi "million-dollar houses" and "monthly five-figure payments" as compensation for the killing of their father, ONA reports citing the Washington Post.

The kingdom is trying to come to a long-term understanding with the Khashoggi family members to encourage them to continue to refrain from criticism in relation to their father's killing by Saudi agents, the paper reported.

Larger payouts "possibly tens of millions of dollars apiece" as part of "blood money" negotiations could be offered in the coming months, the paper said, according to accounts by current and former Saudi officials as well as people close to the family.

Negotiations over further payments are expected to take place following the trials of Khashoggi's accused killers, according to the officials and others who spoke to the paper on the condition of anonymity.

Saudi operatives killed Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who was living in the United States, on October 2, 2018, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had gone to collect documents for his planned wedding.

 

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