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Gay Saudi Prince: guilty of murder 19, October 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Saud, a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s King, has been found guilty of beating and strangling his servant to death after a systematic campaign of abuse.

The jury only took 1 hour and 35 minutes to reach this verdict; little wonder given the veritable piles of evidence.

His lawyers sought a last-minute injunction to stop details of his numerous encounters with male escorts being released, proving – again, if it were in doubt – that he was gay, but they failed.

It looks likely that he will serve his time in Belmarsh Prison. Given that homosexuality is illegal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and that he is now one staggeringly colossal embarrassment for the conservative ruling family, it is surely unlikely that he will be returned to Saudi Arabia.

Update:

Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Saud, who killed his servent after prolonged “sadistic” abuse was jailed for life and lambasted by the judge for telling “a pack of lies” to try to get away with murder. The judge concluded that he didn’t know whether he wanted to kill him or not but that

I think the most likely explanation is that you could not care less whether you killed him or not.

He will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail.