Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi sits at a news conference in 2014

"The delivery of homes and monthly payments of $10,000 or more to each sibling were approved late a year ago by King Salman as part of what one former official described as an acknowledgment that "big injustice has been done" and an attempt "to make a wrong right", it said". "Such support is part of our custom and culture", the official said. "It is not attached to anything else".

"We urge the Saudi Arabian authorities to end systematic violations of human rights and to allow activists, human rights defenders, journalists, and critics to freely express their views without fear of being targeted for extrajudicial execution, arbitrary detention or other gross human rights violations".

The houses are located within a compound in Jeddah, with the largest property being given to eldest son Salah, who is the only child living permanently in Saudi.

People implicated in his killing have had close ties to Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

But the image was widely viewed as an attempt to intimidate the family by powerful Saudi authorities. In order to ensure, inter alia, that the family consider continuing with public Statements on the case back.

Salah Khashoggi, the journalist's son, was summoned to the royal palace past year and the government released photographs of him meeting with both King Salman and the Crown Prince.

The Saudi government didn't respond to multiple requests for comment Tuesday.

More than six months after Khashoggi's killing, the journalist's body has not yet been found.

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Since the conflict in Yemen began four years ago, the United Kingdom has sold nearly £5bn of arms to Saudi Arabia, including two dozen Eurofighter Typhoons. Neither did William Taylor, a Washington lawyer who has represented the family.

Thus far, President Donald Trump has done nothing to address the situation.

Saudi prosecutors have charged 11 people over murder of Khashoggi, a Saudi national, which the kingdom's rulers initially denied any role in. The essay did not address who killed Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, who was a contributor to the Washington Post, was reported killed in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His remains have never been recovered.

The slain journalist's sons and daughters will possibly receive tens of millions of dollars as what is often referred to in the West as "blood money".

The official said it was an effort by the royal family "to make a wrong right".

Sources close to Khashoggi's family have said they fear possible retaliation for speaking out about their father's death and that the payments are buying their silence. The daughters have at times pushed to be more outspoken about their father's life and the kingdom's ruthlessness, while the brothers have focused on maximizing the amount of money the family will collect.

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