Paris [France], July 10 (ANI): The princess of Saudi Arabia, Hassa bint Salman Al Saud, is on trial in absentia in France after allegedly ordering her bodyguard to attack and humiliate a nearby French craftsman at her upmarket road Foch luxurious apartment here 3 years in the past.
The French craftsman, diagnosed as Ashraf Eid, turned into renovating the princess' condominium whilst the alleged assault came about, in keeping with CNN.
Ashraf claimed that the Saudi royal ordered her bodyguard to assault him after accusing him of taking her images in September 2016.
The crew representing the Saudi Crown Prince's sister has for the reason that refuted all accusations towards the royal, inquiring for acquittal. The princess is being tried on expenses of armed violence and complicity to preserve someone against their will.
The craftsman become operating the condo's rest room when the alleged assault took place. He has claimed that he turned into taking pix of the furniture "for reference" whilst he saw the princess' reflection within the replicate. Noticing this, the Saudi royal ordered her bodyguard to take the Frenchman's telephone away, following which Saidi assaulted the person.
Ashraf claimed to recount the princess' words at some stage in the attack and quoted, "You're all of the equal, bastards, dogs. You'll see how you have to speak to a princess, how one should speak to the royal family."
Following this, Saidi positioned the gun to Ashraf's head and stated, "Kiss the princess's ft or hazard further attack."
The craftsman had complained to the police after being allow off, following which the police wondered the princess for 2 hours earlier than letting her pass. Hassa left the usa three days later.
An worldwide arrest warrant become issued for the royal in 2017 after an investigative decide did not establish contact with the princess.
The bodyguard, however, regarded in court on Tuesday and brushed off the allegations in opposition to him even when requested approximately the marks on Ashraf's wrist which the police observed after the assault 3 years in the past.
"i've never been violent. I did take hold of (Ashraf) after which I held him due to the fact I didn't know his intentions," the bodyguard stated.
A six-month suspended sentence has been requested via prosecutors for Princess Hassa, while an 8-month suspended sentence has been looked for her bodyguard. A nice of five,000 Euro every has also been requested. (ANI)