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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First Published on: October 19, 2016 3:10 pm
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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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                    Dev Verma
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                    Trust me I can feel your pain but to freshen your memory neither Amit shah and nor Smriti Irani killed anyone but perhaps you forgot slaughter on SIKHS in 1984....if you have problem with these hindu leaders find some better way to counter otherwise....F.U.
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                      flexicode
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm
                      Only laws that need to evolve, need to evolve. "Even a discussion of evolution is against the law in Islamic Law". I would like to see the book of Islamic law you are referring to here.
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                        Venkataraman Jagadesan
                        Oct 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm
                        Will our Mullas and Muslim Law Board people accept such punishment to Muslims in India as per the Law of Shariah? No because it does not suit them. They will quote only for tripple talaq and for polygamy. They are against UCC only for this so that tehy can keep their community in ghettos. Jai Hind.
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                          jaihind101
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                          Barbaric legal system of Sharia Saudi royals miles opposition in the name of Sharia
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                            khaja
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 9:57 am
                            Rare royal death sentence - le is an unappropriate, such heinous crime like Murder, Rape and Drugs whoever commits have to get ready for the punishment. This is Shariah, - Law prescribed by the Creator - it will see only Crime, not face who committed. Murder committed by the prince, so he deserved. This is to be appreciate, not with half heartedly but with an open mind. It needs daring to acknowledge the Truth.
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                              jaya
                              Oct 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm
                              Isn't Islam lovely?
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                                Mahesh
                                Oct 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                                While Hindu Law has evolved over the years to leave the vestiges of barbarianism. Yes we need to strengthen the rule of law in India not change law. Even a discussion of evolution is against the law in Islamic Law.. So.. What say?. By the way Hindu law doesn't require these practices. The first two, I believe are waning. As far as castiesm, Adi Shankaracharya had questions about its usefullness. However, politicians and people, for their shirt term gains still want to maintain it. And this is true for politicians that come form any caste. cast should and will become a non-issue
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                                  NISAR
                                  Oct 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                                  Such Rules should be implemented in India too. That will create fear among others to think before doing any crime.
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                                    m n
                                    Oct 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                                    i think you are converted person. have pre-occupied opinions in your mind. can you tell how much Sati in last 10 or 50 years you have noticed in our 125 crore potion ? can you trace DevaDasi in Tamilnadu? who killed whom for reading or for education? which Brahmin criminal left Free? leave it for common people even Kanchi Swamiji also went jail.. please overcome from the bias thoughts
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                                      Vihari Naidu
                                      Oct 19, 2016 at 10:26 am
                                      Inappropriate not unappropriate
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                                        Vishal
                                        Oct 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                                        so much for smriti Irani ?...not justified
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                                          RR
                                          Oct 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm
                                          These are a few rare good things of shariyat which india must implement. This way most of the muslim appeasing parties n politicians wld b beheaded for their anti national activities. Kashmir problem will b solved with beheaded anti national kashmiris. Corruption too all bcom scarce. Such good things must b implemented.
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                                            Khan
                                            Oct 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                                            A country like India / stan where murder , rape are common and taken lightly , and culprits are rarely punished, Law of Shariah is must . Always See the law from the view point of the victims . Those who have not suffered can not give - of Law .. Imagine Most of our politicians and there babbus with out hand .... taxes will reduce and will have more money for national building.
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