Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Kuwait Hangs Member Of Royal Family Who Murdered Son Of Ex- Ambassador To The US

Kuwait has executed a member of the ruling royal family for murdering his nephew among six other criminals hanged today.

Sheikh Faisal Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was on the list of hangings at the country's central prison, which included six men and one woman, according to a statement carried by state news agency KUNA.

Sheikh Faisal was found guilty of murdering his nephew Sheikh Basil Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Mubarak Al Sabah and was sentenced to death in 2011.
In mid-2010, Sheikh Faisal had gone to visit Sheikh Basil - the son of the country's former ambassador to the United States Sheikh Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah - at the Maseelah Palace.

The Kuwaiti authorities ruled out political motives behind the murder, noting Sheikh Basil did not hold an official government position like Shaikh Faisal, who worked as a captain in the Kuwaiti army, the website said.