Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder - official media



A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, official media reported, in a rare example of a ruling family member subjected to the death penalty.
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to shooting Adel al-Mohaimeed after a brawl, the ministry of interior said in a statement on state news agency SPA.
It did not say how the prince was killed. Most people executed in the kingdom are beheaded with a sword.
Members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are only rarely known to have been executed. One of the most prominent... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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