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Saudi Prince Jailed for Aide's Murder


In this CCTV handout image issued by the Metropolitan Police, Saudi Arabian Prince Saud, in white jacket, attacks his servant, Bandar Abdulaziz, in a lift, 22 Jan 2010

In this CCTV handout image issued by the Metropolitan Police, Saudi Arabian Prince Saud, in white jacket, attacks his servant, Bandar Abdulaziz, in a lift, 22 Jan 2010

A British court has sentenced a Saudi prince to at least 20 years in prison for beating and strangling his aide in a London hotel.

A judge on Wednesday told Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud that no one is above the law.

Bandar Abdulaziz was found dead in a hotel room in February.

The prince had admitted to manslaughter, but denied intending to kill the man.

Prosecutors said the victim had been badly beaten and that his injuries showed there was a "sexual element" to the attack.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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