Saudi prince arrested by furious King Salman after video “showing him viciously beating blood-soaked men and women” goes viral.
A Saudi prince has been arrested on the orders of King Salman after footage emerged appearing to show him beating people, including defenceless women.
Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, known as Prince Abdulaziz, seemingly launches attacks on his innocent subjects with pals.
Bloodied victims can be seen looking at the camera before a figure appears to hold up a rifle as a terrified man is led with his hands over his head.
Another citizen runs in fear as one of the prince’s entourage seems to thump him in the back of his head.
Other shocking clips show Abdulaziz allegedly waving a gun towards the camera while jeering friends laugh.
Hijab-clad women can also be seen fleeing in terror as a voice screams at them.
A man’s voice says: “You park by my house, I’ll screw your mother in her grave” in another appalling video.
— غانم الدوسري (@GhanemAlmasarir) July 19, 2017
A Saudi court order issued on Jul 19 said the suspects, including Prince Abdalaziz, would be held until testimonies are gathered from victims.
The statement added that the law must apply equally everyone regardless of their position in restrictive Saudi society, Arab News reported.
Since the arrest more Saudi civilians have come forward to claim they have been attacked by the royal.
Prince Abdalaziz, 52, is a son of the late Prince Musa’id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He is married to Princess Jawaher bint Fahd bin Abdullah Al Saud. The couple has five daughters and two sons.
The prince holds a master’s degree in engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh. He has various business interests, including paper manufacturing, in his homeland, along with various sporting franchises. In September 2013, he purchased a 50 percent stake in English football league club Sheffield United.
He was appointed Saudi Arabia’s General President of Youth Welfare in 2014.
Members of the vast Saudi royal family have been heavily punished by authorities for stepping out of line before.
Last October, Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer was executed for murder.
State media reported the prince was beheaded after admitting shooting dead Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdulkareem Al-Muhaimeed during a street brawl in 2012.