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Kuwaiti emir, found guilty of murdering his nephew, executed

Wednesday January 25, 2017 10:47 PM, Agencies

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[The emir, Sheikh Faisal Abdullah Al Sabah (L), was found guilty of murdering his nephew Sheikh Basil (R). (Photo:]

Kuwait City:
Kuwait has executed a member of its royal family on Wednesday, according to local media reports.

The emir, Sheikh Faisal Abdullah Al Sabah, was found guilty of murdering his nephew Sheikh Basil Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Mubarak Al Sabah and was sentenced to death in 2011, Al Arabiya reported today.

The emir is among seven people to be executed, including an Ethiopian, a Filipina, two Egyptians and a Bangladeshi, according to Kuwaiti daily Al Rai.

The execution of Kuwaiti emir came few months after Saudi Arabia executed a member of Saudi royal family for murdering a compatriot.

Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir was found guilty of shooting to death Adel Bin Suleiman Mohaimeed following a group fight in al-Thumama region on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Gazette reported on October 19, 2016.

The Arab News reported in November 2014 that a court in Riyadh sentenced an unnamed prince to death for killing his friend.

He lost his life and another person was injured in an exchange of gunfire following a dispute at a camp on the edge of Riyadh in December 2012, the newspaper said.

Desert camps are popular gathering places for Saudis.

When the killer realised that his victim was a friend and colleague, he informed the police, the Arab News said.

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

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