Saudi prince gets lashes in prison

Saudi prince gets lashes in prison

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Manama: A Saudi prince was given lashes in application of a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law.

The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made sure the lashing was in line with the regulations, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Wednesday.

The committee received the go-ahead for the lashing after a doctor examined the prince and concluded that he was free of diseases that could prevent or postpone carrying out the court sentence.

Five people representing various agencies witnessed the lashing carried out by a policeman, the daily said… see more

source: gulfnews