The Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has on Tuesday confirmed that Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed for shooting dead a man during a brawl three years ago in the capital Riyadh.
The interior ministry, in a statement issued, said the prince was found guilty three years ago by a Saudi court for murdering a young Saudi man following a group fight in al-Thumama region in the outskirts of Riyadh.
He was then put to death in the capital – with no details given as to how he was executed.
The statement said that “Turki bin Saud al-Kabir killed Saudi citizen Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdul Karim Mohaimeed.”
The statement added that “authorities were able to arrest the above mentioned offender. After the investigations, they 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 as retribution.”
During the execution, the ministry said it would assure everyone the government was “keen to preserve security and achieve justice”.
It also warned “that legitimate punishment would be the fate of whoever tries to assault innocent people and shed their blood”.
News agency AFP gathered that the prince was the 134th person to be put to death this year.
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