Khashoggi's children could get around $70 million as compensation

Khashoggi's children could get around $70 million as compensation

- Jamal Khashoggi's children have received property that are worth millions of dollars as compensation for their father's death

- In addition to the one-time compensation payment, they would also keep receiving monthly allowances, a source said.

- The children also has the power to grant clemency to the suspected killers of their father murder if they are found guilty

The children of Jamal Khashoggi have received property worth millions of dollars as a one-time compensation and huge monthly allowances for the killing of the Saudi journalist, a source has said.

The family of the murdered Saudi journalist stands to receive in total more than $70 million and assets, CNN reports.

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The source familiar with the matter also said that though the Saudi government would argue that the payments are meant to make amends, they would still not condemn the royal family over the killing.

It was also gathered that all Khashoggi’s four children have each been gifted homes worth as much $4 million, with the eldest son having a large home in Jeddah, while the other children were given houses in different places.

In addition to the property, Khashoggi's four children each received a one-time payment of 1 million riyals ($267,000) and will each receive a monthly stipend of $10,000 to $15,000, which would not stop coming in, the source also confirmed.

The houses, one-off payments and monthly allowances were all approved by Saudi King Salman, the source said.

It should also be noted that the prosecutors are seeking the death penalty of five of the 11 operatives that were involved in the killing of the journalist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, October 2.

The family of the deceased journalist could also grant clemency to the killers if convicted as the Saudi justice system allows it.

Blood money paid to relatives of victims is a legal action under Sharia law where an accused pays to avoid a death penalty.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following the brutal killing of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, death penalty was sought by Saudi against five suspects that were accused of murdering the journalist in the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

It was reported that Saudi's public prosecutor, Saud Al-Mojeb, announced charges against six other people allegedly involved in the killing.

The prosecutor said Saudi believes that Khashoggi was given a lethal injection inside the country's consulate on October 2.

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