Nov 15, 2018 - Economy

Trump administration sanctions 17 people over Khashoggi killing

Images of Jamal Khashoggi

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 17 people under the Magnitsky Act for their alleged involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNBC reports.

Details: Among those sanctioned are Saudi Consul General Mohammad Alotaibi, who oversaw the Istanbul consulate, and Maher Mutreb, a senior Saudi official who allegedly coordinated the attack. The news comes one day after Saudi Arabia announced that it would seek the death penalty against five people who allegedly played a role in the killing.

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