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Saudi prince jailed for life in UK - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Saudi prince jailed for life in UK - Europe - Al Jazeera English: "A Saudi prince has been jailed for life by a British court after he was found guilty of murdering his male servant in a brutal attack at a London hotel.

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 on Wednesday.

'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,' David Bean, the judge, told Saud 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 strangling Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz to death at London's Landmark hotel in February this year.

'Sexual element'

The prosecution had argued that the 32-year-old…

Israeli Taliban Torch Palestinian Girls’ School, Destroy Olive Trees | Informed Comment

Israeli Taliban Torch Palestinian Girls’ School, Destroy Olive Trees | Informed Comment: "Israeli Taliban Torch Palestinian Girls’ School, Destroy Olive Trees
Posted on October 20, 2010 by Juan
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The phrase “ethnic cleansing” conjures up a swift, comprehensive act of expulsion. But in reality, moving a large population off its land is the death of a thousand cuts, a slow, inexorable process of stealing property, harassment, forcing people into a condition of malnutrition. The Native Americans in the Americas, the Aborigines in Australia, and the Palestinians in Israel/Palestine were only sometimes forced off their land suddenly and en masse. The gradual processes told, in the long run.

The amazing thing about what is being done to the Palestinians in the Palestinian West Bank by Israeli illegal aliens is that it is happening in full view of the world, reported on by wire services, and yet remains invisible to Western publics.

The world reacts in horror when the Taliban in Afghan…