Adulterous Saudi Princess Facing Death Wins UK Refuge

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 20, 2009 2:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – The UK has granted secret asylum to a Saudi Arabian princess who feared being stoned to death after having a child with a non-Muslim British lover, reports the Independent. The woman's elderly husband is a member of the Saudi Royal family, so asylum was kept hush-hush to avoid appearing to criticize the House of Saud.

The UK has granted a Saudi princess refuge after she said she feared being stoned to death for adultery.
The UK has granted a Saudi princess refuge after she said she feared being stoned to death for adultery.   (©kimberlychristine)
A Saudi man watches a movie in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A Saudi man watches a movie in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.   (AP Photo)
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