Saudi King Salman orders arrest of royal prince for assault

21 Jul 2017   Saudi Arabia

Authorities on Thursday announced an order from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz to arrest a royal prince, on charges he assaulted at least four residents of Riyadh. Salman issued an immediate arrest warrant for Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and anyone else who took part with him in the purported abuses. The king also ordered both the victims and the accused to give recorded testimony. Salman’s order will keep Prince Saud in prison until a ruling is issued following trial. The king’s order also said the government is taking steps to prevent deviant behavior, to maintain security and to […]

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