Saudi Arabia: Prince executed for murder
A statement from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior has confirmed on Tuesday it carried out the execution orders on Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, according to Al Arabiya.
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 in the outskirts of Riyadh, Al Arabiya wrote.
The statement said that "Turki bin Saud al-Kabir killed Saudi citizen Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdul Karim Mohaimeed."
The statement added that "authorities were able to arrest the above mentioned offender. 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."
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The victim's family refused offers of 'blood money' and demanded justice to be carried out.
The statement added that the Interior Ministry confirmed "King Salman's keenness on enforcement of security, justice and God's judgments."
It also warned "that legitimate punishment would be the fate of whoever tries to assault innocent people and shed their blood."