Saudi Prince Flogged In Prison After Another Prince Was Beheaded For Murder

A prince of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family has been flogged in prison in Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, less than a month after the kingdom executed another prince for murder. The unidentified prince was also jailed after receiving lashes for an unspecified crime.

The flogging was carried out by a policeman on Monday after medical checks to ensure the prince was healthy, the paper added. Last month a Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, in what was the first execution of a prince since the 1970s. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to shooting Adel al-Mohaimed after a brawl, the ministry of interior said.