Abusive Saudi Prince arrested by order of King Salman

Archive picture of previous Riyadh police arrests. (file photo - courtesy: Okaz)
Updated 20 July 2017
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Abusive Saudi Prince arrested by order of King Salman

JEDDAH: Riyadh Police have arrested a member of the Saudi royal family who abused citizens verbally and physically in a widely spread video that went viral over the past few days.
The arrest came at the orders of Saudi King Salman who issued an immediate warrant for Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the imprisonment of all those involved in abusive behavior towards citizens.
According to local media reports which broke over night, the Saudi king's orders state that none of the accused are released until the testimonies of the victims and violators are heard, and a court ruling is issued.
The king's orders stressed that the law must apply to everyone, and that equal protection to all is granted under the law, regardless of their status.
Many Saudis celebrated the news as they shared leaked videos of what seems to be the arrest of Prince Saud late last night.


Over the past few days, disturbing footage showing abusive actions committed by Prince Saud and a number of associates were widely spread and have triggered angry reactions.
This is not the first time legal action is swiftly and publicly taken against a member of the Saudi royal family.
Last October, the Ministry of Interior said Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer was executed in Riyadh for killing Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdulkareem Al-Muhaimeed, a fellow Saudi citizen.
According to a ministry statement at the time, the prince shot to death Al-Muhaimeed during a mass brawl.

 


Have faith and drive, women told

Updated 24 June 2018
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Have faith and drive, women told

  • Government agencies and private groups organize event to encourage women in Saudi Arabia to drive.
  • The program, held outside Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall, was divided into five sections: Safety, mechanics, knowing how to drive using driving simulators, parking techniques, and carting.  

JEDDAH: June 24 is a red-letter day for Saudi Arabia and its womenfolk. The lifting of a ban on women driving is yet another milestone on the road to female empowerment. 

In a bid to encourage women to hit the roads, the General Entertainment Authority, the General Department of Traffic, Saudi Aramco, Dallah Albaraka, and Al-Hokair Group, organized a program titled “Tawakkali wa Intaliqi (Have faith and drive) from June 21 to 23 in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Tabuk. 

The aim of the event was to educate participants about traffic rules and safety measures. 

The program, held outside Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall, was divided into five sections: Safety, mechanics, knowing how to drive using driving simulators, parking techniques, and carting.  

Wissam Chehade, the event organizer, said: “This program is really important. Our message is for females as it is their first time to drive and we are here to teach them the ABCs of driving.” 

He said sometimes knowing the basics is more important than driving itself as it makes things easier at a later stage.

“It took a long time to prepare the program, studying how it can have an impact on people. We are covering topics from mechanics to safety, using special simulators, and the basics of knowing how to park a car,” Chehade said.

He said that the program was created to encourage women to learn how to drive. 

“We created it for women who think they might not be able to drive or obtain a license, who are questioning if they are ready to go take the required course — wondering if it is the right time. 

“We are here to show them that it is not that difficult, it is something everybody can do and the basics are not that difficult. We are here to give them a real-life driving experience,” Chehade added.

Rahaf Aseeri, a participant, said: “It was a lovely experience. I learned how to use the brakes and other things. I learned things I never knew before. It was a great event and I benefited a lot from it.” 

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