December 29, 2019 / 10:53 AM / 23 days ago

Saudi Arabia sentences Riyadh concert stabber to death - state TV

DUBAI, Dec 29 (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced on Sunday a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November to death, state television said.

Another man on trial for the same incident was sentenced to 12 and a half years, al-Ekhbariya television said.

The Nov. 11 attack occurred at King Abdullah Park, one of several venues hosting a months-long entertainment festival as part of government efforts to open up Saudi society and diversify its economy away from oil. (Reporting by Maha El Dahan, editing by Louise Heavens)

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