The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have got multimillion-dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars each month by the kingdom’s authorities, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post and a critic of the Saudi government, was killed and dismembered in October at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has not been recovered.
The payments to his four children — two sons and two daughters — “are part of an effort by Saudi Arabia to reach a long lasting arrangement with Khashoggi members of the family, targeted in part at making sure that they continue to show restraint in their public statements,” the Post claimed.
The homes provided to the Khashoggi children are located in the port city of Jeddah and are worth up to $4 million, the newspaper reported.
Salah, the eldest of the children, plans to continue residing in the kingdom, while the others, who are now living in the United States, are anticipated to sell the houses, the paper stated.
And also the properties, the children are obtaining $10,000 or more each month and then may also get larger payments which could amount to tens of millions of dollars each, in accordance with the report.
Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been accused of orchestrating Khashoggi’s killing, however the kingdom has stated that the prince was not involved.
Saudi Arabia at first claimed it had absolutely no knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate however later blamed rogue agents for his death. Its public prosecutor has charged 11 people over his murder.