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Khashoggi family denies settlement with Saudis: Statement

AFP , Wednesday 10 Apr 2019
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File Photo: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (right) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (second right) receive the Khashoggi family in Riyadh (Photo: Reuters)
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The family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi denied being in talks to reach a settlement out of court with Saudi authorities Wednesday, following reports that his sons had taken payouts.

"Currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed," read an English statement posted to Salah Khashoggi's verified Twitter account.

The Washington Post on April 1 reported Khashoggi's children, including Salah, had received multimillion-dollar homes and were being paid thousands of dollars per month by authorities.

Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. His body has not been recovered.

The kingdom initially said it had no knowledge of Khashoggi's fate, but later blamed rogue agents for his death.

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has charged 11 people over his murder.

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