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Khashoggi’s Family Forgives Killers, Paving Way for Official Pardon

RIYADH—The eldest son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday that his family had forgiven his father’s killers, opening the door for a potential state pardon in a case that has bruised the kingdom’s image.

Mr. Khashoggi, a well-known critic of the kingdom’s leadership who had fled Saudi Arabia fearing arrest, was killed and his body dismembered by Saudi agents during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. His killing evoked an international outcry over Saudi Arabia’s human-rights record and slowed…

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