Thursday, 20 July 2017

Saudi prince arrested after videos appearing show him assaulting bloodied man



A Saudi prince has been arrested after videos appearing to show him assaulting a bloodied man and pointing a rifle at another caused outrage.
 
The arrest of the Prince Saud bin Musa'id was ordered by King Salman on Wednesday, according to Saudi police.


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They said the monarch ordered the arrest to demonstrate that he would punish "any transgression or violation by a person no matter his station, condition or rank".


In one video, which appears to have been filmed by the victim, a Yemeni driver is seen being berated for parking in front of a man's house.


During the exchange the driver is forcibly grabbed by the collar and cursed at as blood drips down his mouth.


"You park by my house, you... eunuch, I'll screw your mother in her grave," says his attacker.


In another clip, a man - believed to be the prince - is shown pointing a rifle at another man who is moaning and clutching his head.


Another shows 18 bottles of whisky displayed on a table with a pile of cash. The sale and consumption of alcohol in Saudi Arabia is forbidden.
 
 
Outrage on social media over government policies or the actions of senior officials have prompted a series of sackings since 2012.


A Saudi prince was executed last year for shooting someone dead - a rare example of capital punishment for a royal.


The arrest was announced on the state television channel's Twitter page using the hashtag "A prince commits assault on citizens" - which had been used by Saudis to vent their anger about the attack.


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