The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday that they "forgive" their father's murderers.
"We, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive and forgive those who killed our father," said Washington Post columnist Son Salah Khashoggi on Twitter.
The legal implications of the announcement of Salah, who lives in Saudi Arabia, were not immediately clear.
Khashoggi – a royal family insider who became a critic – was killed and dismembered at the Kingdom's Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, leading to international outrage.
Fifteen Riyadh agents were involved in the operation, Ankara said. His remains were never found.
Of the 11 people charged with the case, five were sentenced to death, three were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison and the others were acquitted, the prosecutor said in December.
Salah previously said he had "full confidence" in the judicial system and criticized opponents whom he said were trying to take advantage of the case.
The Washington Post reported in April that Khashoggi's children, including Salah, had received multi-million dollar homes and that the authorities paid thousands of dollars a month.
But Salah declined the report and contested the discussion of a financial deal with the Saudi government.
Both the CIA and a UN special envoy have directly linked the de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder, an accusation that the kingdom denies.
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