Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Turkish judiciary has asked its Saudi counterpart to provide it with the results of the trial of the murderers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in order to avoid repeating sanctions against the accused, according to the Turkish official Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.
A session was held in absentia for the trial of the accused in the Justice Palace in Istanbul, in the presence of the Turkish researcher, Hatice Cengiz, the lawyer of the accused entrusted by the Istanbul Bar Association and an observer from the German Consulate in the same city.
The Turkish judiciary called on its Saudi counterpart to provide it with the results of the trial of Khashoggi’s killers in Saudi Arabia “to avoid imposing similar penalties or repeating the penalties on the accused,” according to Anatolia.
The session was adjourned, pending the Saudi judiciary’s response to the Turkish court’s request, the agency said.
Khashoggi was killed by a group of Saudi intelligence officers on October 2, 2018, in a consulate in Istanbul.