Khashoggi’s case is a pure Saudi matter, Djibouti ambassador to Riyadh

The Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dya-Eddin Said Bamakhrama has confirmed the integrity of the judiciary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the rulings issued on the case of late citizen Jamal Khashoggi.

He said in a statement that the rulings issued in the case of Jamal Khashoggi confirm the integrity of the judiciary in the Kingdom, and that the declared position of his family after the judgments is the best proof of that, and thus we confirm that this case is a purely Saudi, and the interference of others in this matter is futile and inappropriate.

Five of the 11 on trial have been sentenced to death over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; three others sentenced to varying prison terms and the remaining three were acquitted.  Afterwards the Public Prosecution stated that the investigation and due process were concluded and, those sentenced could appeal the Riyadh criminal court’s ruling.

Legal experts said that Saudi Arabia’s judicial procedures were conducted with full transparency and in full view of international representatives. 

“Delegates from the embassies of the five permanent members of the (UN) Security Council (China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US) in addition to a representative from the Turkish embassy, attended the sessions held in the murder trial,” said Shaalan Al-Shaalan, spokesperson for the Prosecutor General.