Canada punishes 17 Saudis suspected of Khashoggi murder

Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions on 17 citizens of Saudi Arabia it says are tied to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi 2 months ago.

The sanctions will effectively freeze the assets of the individuals, and will ban them from entering Canada, said Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs. The sanctioned individuals were responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of Khashoggi. Germany also imposed sanctions, including travel bans on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder. Khashoggi was killed on October 2 at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Source: VOV5