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Saudi prince flown home to serve rest of sentence for murder

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A Saudi prince jailed in Britain for murdering his servant was flown back to his home country on Monday to serve the rest of his life sentence, The Times reported on Wednesday.

Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Nasir al-Saud, a grandson of King Abdullah, was convicted in 2010 of murdering Bandar Abdulaziz in a hotel in London after weeks of attacks.

The 36-year-old prince was filmed kicking and hitting the 32-year-old Somali 37 times in the Landmark hotel’s elevator.

Abdulaziz was later strangled to death.

The prince needs to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison in Saudi Arabia before he can be released.

Ten Saudi nationals in British jails, and six Britons in Saudi prisons, can apply to serve their sentences in their home countries, the newspaper reported.