Saudi princess gets slap on the wrist for abuse

This 12 September 2019 video says about itself:

Saudi Princess sentenced for plumber kidnapping in Paris

She is Hassa bint Salman. She is 43 years old. She is King Salman‘s daughter. King Salman made startling changes to the line of succession in 2015. However, a majority of the civilian deaths in Yemen’s war have been the result of Saudi-led air strikes. Those caught up in the [so called] anti-corruption drive [‘Saudi Night of the Long Knives‘] were reportedly being held at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton. Prominent human rights defenders such as Aziza al-Yousef have been detained.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

A sister of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was sentenced in absentia by a court in Paris to a suspended prison sentence of ten months, because she ordered her bodyguard to ill-treat a plumber. She must also pay a fine of 10,000 euros.

10,000 euros is peanuts for the extremely rich Saudi royal family. And, the prison sentence being suspended means: not even one minute in prison.

I wonder what would have happened if a poor French person, eg, a poor French Muslim woman, would have done the crimes where Her Royal Highness Hassa bint Salman now gets a slap on the wrist for. Very probably, a much harsher sentence.

This is not the first time that I get the impression that in the French republic, there are harsh rules for non-royal Muslims and very lenient rules for the Saudi royal family.

The plumber reported in 2016 in the Paris apartment of Hassa bint Salman to repair a sink. When he wanted to take pictures of the sink with his telephone, the princess came in. She thought the plumber was taking photos or a video of her through a mirror.

The princess tried to snatch the phone away and called her bodyguard. The bodyguard beat the plumber, tied his hands together, put a gun on his head and forced him to kiss the princess’ feet, the plumber’s statement said. The court believes him.

The bodyguard has been sentenced to a suspended prison sentence of eight months and a fine of 5000 euros.

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