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IN People ON 19 Oct, 2016
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir of Saudi Arabia is reported to have been executed to death by the Ministry Of Interior of the country. He was a ruling family member of the empire. It is one of the rare cases in Saudi Arabia that a ruling family member was sentenced to death without any official announcement of the same. The Ministry only announced the death after the whole procedure took place.
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The official media reported that the Prince was accused of killing a friend named Adel al-Mohaimeed in 2012 after they had a severe brawl.
After the court found him guilty, he was executed to death in the capital, Riyadh. It is a very rare example of a ruling family member being subjected to a death penalty in Saudi Arabia.
In a statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, the Ministry Of Interior confirmed that the Prince was executed to death. However, they did not reveal how the process was done.
...most of the people executed in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.
But, the court did not consider his statement.
According to a report by the AFP news agency, he ranks 134th on the list.
...are rarely known to have been executed.
Faisal bin Musaid al Saud murdered his uncle, King Faisal in 1975 and was convicted to death penalty.
With this, the victim's family would receive financial compensation in return for not demanding a death sentence. But, the family refused and so the Ministry Of Interior, Saudi Arabia took this decision.
Announcing the execution, the Ministry said, 'The Government is keen to keep order, stabilize security and bring about justice through implementing the rules prescribed by Allah.'
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