Prince executed for killing Saudi citizen


RIYADH, October 19: A prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday for murdering a Saudi citizen, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior, carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir was found guilty of shooting to death Adel Bin Suleiman Mohaimeed following a group fight in al-Thumama region on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The execution orders have been carried out in Riyadh city.

“After investigations, the authorities 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,” the statement said.

The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court both agreed on the death penalty. A Royal Decree was issued for the implementation of the court’s order.

The victim’s family refused offers of ‘blood money’ and demanded justice be carried out.

The ministry confirmed to everybody that the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is keen on enforcement of security and justice by implementing the rules prescribed by Allah Almighty on whoever violates the sanctity of civilians and commits bloodshed. It also warned that legitimate punishment would be the fate of whoever dares to commit such a crime, the statement added.

Also on Tuesday, Saad Bin Ahmad Al-Shamrani, another Saudi citizen, was executed in Qatif region in the Eastern Province, the ministry said in a separate statement.

Al-Shamrani was found guilty of abducting a young woman and raping her.