Saudi Arabia executes prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer in rare royal death sentence

A ministry statement carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency warned "whoever dares to commit such a crime that the Shariah penalty is awaiting."

By: AP | Updated: October 19, 2016 5:52 pm
Saudi Arabia, Saudi prince executed, Saudi prince execution, Saudi prince dead, Saudi prince death In this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers with the four-faced clocks stands over the holy Kabaa, as Muslims encircle it inside the Grand Mosque during the annual pilgrimage, known as the hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Source: AP)

Saudi Arabia says it has executed a prince who fatally shot another man in a melee, a rare death sentence carried out against a member of the kingdom’s extensive royal family. The Interior Ministry said late on Tuesday it had executed Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer in Riyadh. It did not describe how the sentence was carried out, though the Sunni-ruled kingdom often beheads the condemned in public.

A ministry statement carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency warned “whoever dares to commit such a crime that the Shariah penalty is awaiting.” Saudi Arabia is among the world’s top executioners.

Such royal executions are rare, but have happened before. In 1975, the kingdom beheaded Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for assassinating King Faisal.

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    Trun
    Oct 19, 2016 at 10:31 am
    Few days back some minister was refering to Saudi Arabia saying triple talaq is not valid there so we have to follow those people. Hope he copies this part of their law as well. It will help India a lot.
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      abdul
      Oct 19, 2016 at 9:58 am
      Dear reporter, in which country royal judicial executions are common ? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Please note that it was a Judicial execution for the sake of justice. You may argue for Nepal. but it was not the judicial one.
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        sunny
        Oct 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm
        crime rate is 1% in saudi compare to india
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          Anil Sabaji
          Oct 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm
          Your response says thay you are dalit and you are really badly spanked by a brahmin boss. Why such hatred towards Brahmins?
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            ashok s
            Oct 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm
            Either Democracy or monarchy same thing .go against the tide n u stand in your grave
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              Bakumbai
              Oct 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm
              Ask the Muslim appeasing Congress, CPM, TMC, NCP, AAP, RJD to tell their supporters to adopt this sahria criminal law as well.
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                Barb Dewyre
                Oct 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm
                Amit Shah did not kill? Modi did not kill? The Chief Justice of that time which acquitted them is the Governor of Kerala today. First time that a CJ was given a political appointment after retirement. And as for abusing, FU too and your mom and sis and your daughter and wife.
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                  Barb Dewyre
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 11:20 am
                  And in our country, the government puts pressure on the courts to give a clean chit to the likes of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani.
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