Saudi Arabia executes prince
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 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.”
Kabir was the 134th local or foreigner put to death this year, according to a tally of ministry statements.