Five people have been sentenced to death as three others are sentenced to 24-years in jail by the Saudi government over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Jamal Khashoggi who was a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was killed at the Saudi Consulate at the capital of the country.
Passing the judgement, the prosecutor said the three were found not guilty as he did not reveal their names nor identity.
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His finding contradicted that of the United Nation investigation as it said the murder occurred at the moment.
On October 2nd 2018, Khashoggi was murdered inside the building as he went to process his wedding documents but his body was quickly taken away and never found.
His death caused a world-wide uproar and tarnished his reputation as a section of protesters held him accountable.
UN led investigation team released their statement on the verdict through rapporteur Agnes Callmand criticized the ruling saying the three have walked away free.
She went further to say that the investigation and trial barely touched them and that the murder was well planned and executed.
Before the arrival of Khashoggi into the country, his visit is reported to have been discussed by a Saudi Royal adviser by the name Saud al-Qahtani.
Investigation into Saud al-Qahtani revealed that he was in talks with the intelligence team to repatriate the journalist before he was murdered later.
He was however forced to step aside as investigations continue but was later cleared of all charges.