On Wednesday, Saudi prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Saud, the grandson of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison by a judge at London’s Central Criminal court .
He was found guilty of murdering his male servant in a cruel attack at a London hotel.
Judge David Bean said, “It is very unusual for a prince to be in the dock on a murder charge. No one in this country is above the law,” as he handed down the sentence.
“It would be wrong for me to sentence you either more severely or more leniently because of your membership of the Saudi royal family,” he added.
On Tuesday the court convicted 34-year-old al Saud of beating and strangulating Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz to death at London’s Landmark hotel in February this year.