Friday, 21 October 2016

Saudi prince is EXECUTED after admitting shooting a man dead during a brawl

A Saudi Arabian prince has been put to death after he shot another man dead a man during a brawl, the country's interior ministry has said. 
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed in the Saudi capital Riyadh, where the brawl took place three years ago.

Saudi authorities did not give any details as to how he was executed, although the most common form of capital punishment in Saudi Arabia is beheading.
According AFP news agency, the prince is the 134th person to have been executed in Saudi Arabia this year.
Sources in the country said it is rare for royal family members to be put to death, but the interior ministry said the Saudi government was 'keen to preserve security and achieve justice'. 
The prince had previously pleaded guilty to killing his victim, young Saudi man Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdul Karim Mohaimeed, during a fight between a group of men.
A statement from the ministry said: 'After the investigations, they charged him of 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.'
According to Al-Arabiya news network, the victim's family refused offers of 'blood money' - or financial compensation in return for not demanding the death sentence.
Among Saudi royals who have been put to death was Faisal bin Musaid al Saud, who assassinated his uncle, King Faisal, in 1975.
The country mostly delivers the death penalty to those convicted of murder and drug trafficking.
In January, almost 50 people were put to death for 'terrorism' on a single day, including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

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