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Saudi Arabia executes Taif prison guard killer

Hawsawi was accused of starting a fire in one of the cells at the Taif Investigations Prison

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Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced it had executed a man named Fahad Hawsawi who had killed a security officer in Taif prison in May 2013.

Hawsawi was accused of starting a fire in one of the cells at the Taif Investigations Prison that entrapped and killed Corporal Abdulghani al-Thubaiti.

Hawsawi was believed to have started the fire during a prison break attempt.