SAUDI PRINCE FLOGGED AND JAILED

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

DUBAI: A prince of Saudi Ara­bia’s rul­ing Al Saud fam­ily was given lashes in a prison in Jeddah as a court-or­dered pun­ish­ment, a lo­cal news­pa­per re­ported yes­ter­day, less than a month af­ter the king­dom ex­e­cuted an­other prince for mur­der. The brief re­port in Okaz daily did not dis­close the of­fence for which he was be­ing pun­ished but said the uniden­ti­fied prince was also or­dered to serve a prison sen­tence. The flog­ging was car­ried out by a po­lice­man on Mon­day af­ter med­i­cal checks to en­sure the prince was healthy, the pa­per said. – Reuters

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