Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment

Dubai - United Arab EmiratesUpdated: Nov 02, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
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The incident comes less than a month after Saudi Arabia executed another prince of the royal family for murder. Photograph:(Others)

A prince of the royal family was given lashes in a prison in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, Reuters reported.

The incident comes just weeks after Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed in Riyadh.

Okaz Daily, a Saudi Arabian daily, in its report, said the unidentified prince of the ruling Al Saud family was also ordered to serve a prison sentence.

The report, however, did not disclose the offence for which he was being punished.

The flogging was carried out by a policeman on Monday after medical checks to ensure the prince was healthy, the paper added.

On October 19, Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed for shooting dead a fellow Saudi, identified as Adel al-Mohaimeed.

His execution was the first execution of a prince since the 1970s.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)