February 16, 2010

Saudi Prince Finds Out it's NOT OK to Beat Servant to Death in UK Like it is in Riyadh

Apparently London is not quite yet a subdivision of the Kingdom of the Saudi's:

A Saudi prince was last night being quizzed by police on suspicion of murder after one of his servants was found battered to death at a top London hotel.

Officers were called to the five-star Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, Central London, after a 32-year-old Saudi Arabian man was found dead in one of its suites.

The victim, believed to be part of the royal's entourage, suffered severe head injuries in the attack. [More here]

From what I understand, this kind of thing is quite common among the upper classes in Saudi Arabia where servants are often treated like chattel slaves.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:05 PM | Comments |