Saudi prosecution demands 5 defendants be executed for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul after he went to get marriage documents. (File/AFP)
Updated 03 January 2019
0

Saudi prosecution demands 5 defendants be executed for Jamal Khashoggi murder

  • Jamal Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Turkey
  • There are 11 people accused over their involvement in the killing

DUBAI: Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have said they will seek the death penalty for five defendants accused the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Eleven defendants accused of being involved in the killing appeared in court on Thursday.

The Saudi General Prosecution said the interrogation of a number of the accused would continue, adding that two requests asking for further evidence had been sent to Turkey.

“No response has been received to date and the Public Prosecutor’s Office is still waiting for an answer,” a statement from prosecutors said.
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, 2018. It was later revealed that he had been killed.
 


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 June 2019
0

Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.