By: Agence France-Presse
A Saudi prince was arrested Thursday on King Salman’s order, a state-run broadcaster reported, as outrage grew on social media over movies showing to point out him abusing members of the general public.
Salman issued a warrant for “the immediate arrest … and imprisonment” of Prince Saud, a descendent of Saudi Arabia’s founder, together with a gaggle of males who appeared in the movies uploaded to YouTube, Al-Ikhbariya tv reported.
A video circulating on social media confirmed police escorting the younger prince — one of many 1000’s of members of the royal household — out of a home in handcuffs.
The arrest got here after the prince, whose face can clearly be seen in a few of the movies shared through Twitter Wednesday, unleashed a wave of verbal and bodily 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, his garments splattered with blood.
“Do you understand?” he asks the person, who nods and turns away.
In one other video, a person moaning and clutching his head is led out of a home with an computerized rifle pointed at his again.
The prince additionally pummels a person 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 movies have sparked anger on social media, with customers figuring out as Saudi residents calling for the prince to be put on trial.
“No matter who you are — prince, minister, citizen — no one is above the law,” learn one tweet.
The victims in the movies might be referred to as to testify in courtroom, in accordance with a royal decree carried by Al-Ikhbariya.
Saudi Arabia has one of many world’s highest charges of execution and extensively imposes harsh sentences for prison offences.
In a extremely uncommon case, the dominion final yr executed a prince convicted of homicide.(AFP)