Khashoggi's children given $4m homes in compensation from Saudi government

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As part of their preliminary settlement, the Khashoggi children were each given houses in Jiddah worth as much as $4m (€3.6m).

As the Washington Post recently reported, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided Jamal Khashoggi's four children with million-dollar houses in Jeddah and "five-figure" payments as compensation for their father's killing.

The Post quoted a former Saudi official as saying the monthly payments and homes given to Khashoggi's children were personally approved by King Salman in an acknowledgement that "a big injustice has been done".

Its public prosecutor has charged 11 people over his murder without naming them, and they are now on trial in Riyadh.

The CIA and some Western countries suspect that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

He reminded viewers of the horrific details surrounding Khashoggi's murder and the scrutiny surrounding the Saudi crown prince.

The payments appear to be part of an attempt to deter the Khashoggi children from speaking out against the kingdom's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom USA and other Western intelligence agencies have concluded ordered the killing.

The Washington Post state that this is a "blood money" arrangement aimed at buying their silence after Khashoggi was brutally murdered in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul six months ago.

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Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and Washington Post columnist, had four adult children, at least two of whom are USA citizens.

Saudi authorities were also "applying secrecy in the trial process" and ignoring global standards of justice, he said.

Khashoggi's children have been quiet about the kingdom's alleged actions even as the story attracted the attention of the world. Of those, five face potential death sentences on charges that they played a direct role at the moment when Khashoggi was killed.

The children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are being compensated for their father's death with large sums of money and expensive houses, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to the crown prince, was part of the team and was dismissed soon after Khashoggi's killing, although Prince Mohammed reportedly continued to take advice from him as recently as January. Khashoggi was a columnist for the Post, and a USA resident.

But shortly after Khashoggi's killing, cinema chain Vue International put on hold plans to open as many as 30 locations in Saudi Arabia, the company's CEO Tim Richards told The Guardian at the time.

"On a bipartisan basis, it voted to withhold support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, investigated the USA response to the murder and moved to restrict the transfer of nuclear technology to the Saudi government", the report added.

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