Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Faces Trial Over Attack on Workman in France

Saudi crown prince's sister to be tried in France in July: AFP

Saudi crown prince's sister to be tried in France in July: AFP

A French court will hear a criminal case against the sister of Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman next month, AFP news agency reported.

The plumber told authorities he was working in the princess' residence when she found him taking pictures with his phone, the magazine reported.

Princess Hassa bint Salman will be expected in court on July 9, AFP reported, but is unlikely to attend the hearing.

The accusations stem from an incident in 2016 when the princess hired a tradesman to refurbish her apartment in Paris.

According to reports, the case against Princess Hassa bint Salman was related to an alleged assault in her apartment on the ultra-expensive Avenue Foch in west Paris in September 2016. The workman said he was tied up, severely beaten and forced to kiss the princess' feet during the ordeal, it added. Only hours later, he was allowed to leave the property, though his tools were confiscated and he had to take eight days off work.

The Saudi princess is widely acclaimed for her charity and women's rights campaigning.

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She is the daughter of King Salman and half-sister of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, seen as Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Mohammed bin Salman's sister faces trial for allegedly ordering beating of craftsman".

Princess Hassa's brother and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, one of the most powerful leaders in the Middle East, was also embroiled in a controversy following the murder of his fierce critic Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October previous year.

The Saudis, after initially denying they knew anything of the journalist's disappearance, later acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed in a rogue operation that did not involve the Crown Prince.

In 2013 French authorities ordered assets to be seized from Saudi princess Maha al-Sudairi, wife of the then interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, over an unpaid luxury hotel tab of almost six million euros ($6.8 million).

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