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Netizens’ reaction on the death penalty of Saudi Prince

Jeddah: After Saudi Arabia executed Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir in the capital Riyadh for shooting dead Adel al-Mahemid, a Saudi, during a brawl, people widely shared a video on social media showing Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman saying that any citizen can sue the royal family.

Royal family member was executed after the family of the victim refused to accept millions of dollars to pardon the killer.

According to the news published in Arab News, Imam of Safa Mosque, Mohammed Al-Masloukhi described the last minutes of Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki Al-Kabeer, and confirmed that the family of Adel Al-Muhaimeed, the person that the prince had killed, declined to accept “blood money”.

Meanwhile, Netizens’ reacted to this execution and shared a video clip highlighting the previous speech by King Salman.

It is to be noted that tens of millions of riyals were offered to Adel Al-Muhaimeed’s father, but he rejected.

After the execution, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal tweeted that he hoped Allah (SWT) will show mercy both to the victim and the killer.

It is to be mentioned that Saudi Arabia has a strict Islamic legal code under which murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy are all punishable by death.

The sentence reflected the kingdom’s “fair justice system,” Arab News quoted the victim’s uncle Abdul Rahman al-Falaj as saying.