Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 23/12/2019.
A verdict in the trial of 11 men charged in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was delivered today.
The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible crime. Mr Khashoggi’s family deserve to see justice done for his brutal murder. Saudi Arabia must ensure all of those responsible are held to account and that such an atrocity can never happen again.
The UK condemns the use of the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle.