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Khashoggi’s Family Forgives Killers, Paving Way for Official Pardon

A son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said his family had forgiven his father’s killers, sparing them execution in a case that ostracized Saudi Arabia’s crown prince from the West and imperiled his economic agenda.

The pardon, which under Saudi Arabia’s system of Islamic law can release a convicted killer from the death penalty, is a blow to those seeking to hold Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to account for a murder he has been accused of ordering. The decision will buoy the Saudi government and its supporters…

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