Saudi Arabia executes prince for killing a young national

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has executed a prince who fatally shot another man in a melee.  A statement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior had confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out the execution orders on Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir.

The prince was found guilty three years ago by a Saudi court for murdering a young Saudi man following a group fight in al-Thumama region on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The statement said that “Turki bin Saud al-Kabir killed Saudi citizen Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdul Karim Mohaimeed.” It added that “authorities were able to arrest the above mentioned offender. After the investigations, they charged him with committing the crime and his indictment was sent to the General Court. He was charged with what was attributed to him and sentenced to death as retribution.”

The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court both agreed on the indictment. A Royal Decree was issued for the implementation of the court’s ruling. The victim’s family refused offers of ‘blood money’ and demanded justice be carried out.

The Interior Ministry did not say how the sentence was carried out, but generally the condemned are beheaded in public. However, the ministry warned the public “whoever dares to commit such a crime that the Shariah penalty is awaiting.”

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