Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Family forgives his killers

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Salah, son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi tweeted  on Friday that his family had forgiven those who murdered their father

“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 God almighty” he added.

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul in October 2018.

Saudi officials maintain his death was a result of a “rogue operation” and was not state sanctioned.

But their account of events has been doubted internationally, including by some intelligence agencies and the UN.

Khashoggi had been writing for the Washington Post newspaper and living in the US before his death.