The family of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has denied reaching a settlement with the Saudi authorities in return for closing the case.
Salah Khashoggi, Jamal's son, issued an official statement on his verified Twitter account on behalf of the late journalist's family in which he said "currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed".
"We understand the urge to know what transpired regarding the case; and we will be sharing the developments as soon as they are legally admissible and allowed. There are no friends or consultants or any third party authorized to speak on our behalf or claim to be a source of information except us, Jamal's children and Mr. Motasem Khashoggi our attorney," the statement added.
— salah khashoggi (@salahkhashoggi) April 10, 2019
The Saudi prosecution announced that it has charged 11 people in the case and demanded the death penalty for five of them.