Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder

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Monitoring Desk

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed it has executed a prince found guilty of murdering a fellow citizen three years ago. According to a statement from the Saudi Ministry of Interior yesterday, Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was found guilty three years ago by a Saudi court for murdering a young Saudi man during a dispute al-Thumama region in the outskirts of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s top court confirmed the ruling of capital punishment after the case passed through the appeals court, Arab media reported. It said the execution was carried out after the victim’s family refused offers of ‘blood money’ and demanded that justice be carried out.

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