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Saudi prince scourged, after running another

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A Saudi prince was scourged for an unspecified crime, reported Wednesday a daily, two weeks after the execution of another member of the royal family for murder.

Flagellation session was held on Monday in a prison in the city of Jeddah (west), writes the daily Okaz without specifying how many shots whips Prince received without identification.

The information was not reported by state media as was the case for execution on October 18 another prince sentenced to death for murder.

The killing of Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir, convicted of killing a Saudi bullet during a fight, is a rare occurrence in the kingdom with thousands of people from royal blood.

Executions are common in Saudi Arabia where 137 people were put to death since the beginning of the year, according to official announced.

The organization of human rights Amnesty International is alarmed for several months in executions and called on Riyadh to “impose a moratorium on executions and abolish the death penalty once and for all “. in 2015, 153 people were executed in Saudi Arabia, the highest level since 20 years, according to an AFP count.

The authorities invoke deterrence to justify the death penalty applied in cases of terrorism, murder, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking.

Saudi Arabia is the third country that executes more after Iran and Pakistan, according to a ranking compiled by Amnesty International.

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