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Saudi Prince Arrested On King Salman’s Order After Video Appears To Show Abusive Behavior

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the arrest of a prince and his associates on Wednesday after videos emerged which appear to show the prince engaging in abusive behavior against citizens.

In the footage, which was published on YouTube, the young and low-level prince can be seen pointing a weapon toward one man and slapping another victim.

Salman issued a warrant for “the immediate arrest … And imprisonment” of Prince Saud along with the group of men who appeared in the videos.

A video showed police escorting the young prince—one of the thousands of members of the royal family—out of a house in handcuffs.

The arrest came after the prince, whose face can clearly be seen in some of the videos shared via Twitter Wednesday, unleashed a wave of verbal and physical abuse on Saudis and foreigners.

“You park by my house, you … Eunuch, I’ll screw your mother in her grave,” he says to a dazed driver bleeding from the mouth, clothes splattered with blood.

“Do you understand?” he asks the man, who nods and turns away.

In another video, a man moaning and clutching his head is led out of a house with an automatic rifle pointed at his back.

The prince also pummels a man cowering in a chair who waits for him to pause and insists, “Honest to God, I didn’t do anything. I swear to God.”

The videos have sparked anger on social media, with users identifying as Saudi citizens calling for the prince to be put on trial.

The victims in the videos will be called to testify in court, according to a royal decree carried by Al-Ikhbariya.

Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest rates of execution and widely imposes harsh sentences for criminal offences.

In a highly unusual case, the kingdom last year executed a prince convicted of murder.

 

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