Saudi Arabia

Saudi Prince saves defendant on death row from execution

The Governor of Asir, Prince Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has intervened to save the life of a man sentenced to death for murder. Prince Turki bin Tallal was able to mediate between the convicted man and the victim’s family. In doing so, he convinced the victim’s family to forgive the man who killed their son. In turn, he was relieved of the death penalty. Prince Bin Talal spoke of…
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Saudi Crown Prince pressured Lebanese Prime Minister to resign

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has allegedly pressured the Lebanese Prime Minister to resign. Saad Hariri, the Lebanese Prime Minister was allegedly forced to resign after coming under pressure from the Saudi Arabian government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Hariri was allegedly held captive by the Saudi government in order to ensure he would resign. The Lebanese Prime…
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Saudi Arabia

Saudi King orders that a columnist is dismissed after comparison with Allah

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered that a newspaper columnist is suspended from the al-Jazirah newspaper after the columnist compared him to God. The newspaper column written by Ramadan al-Anzi described King Salman as “Haleem” or forbearing and “Shadeed al-Eqab”, which means strict in punishment. The terms are both associated with God in Islam. Giving divine…
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Saudi Arabian Prince's last hours before execution

Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, the Prince from Saudi Arabia who was executed for murder, spent his last hours with his family and saying goodbye to his loved ones. The Prince’s family still tried to reach an agreement with the victim’s father multiple times throughout the day to accept blood money and forgive him, but their attempts failed, according to Saudi news site Al Marsad. The…
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