The daughter of King Salman of Saudi Arabia has fled Paris after
allegedly instructing one of her bodyguards to murder a painter and
decorator, it was claimed today.
Princess Hassa, 42, has pleaded diplomatic immunity against prosecution after telling the armed aide:
‘You have to kill this dog, he doesn’t deserve to live.’
But the bodyguard, who has not been named, was arrested in the French
capital last week and, following two nights in custody, appeared before
an instructing judge on Saturday.
He was put under formal criminal investigation for a range of charges
including violence with a firearm, kidnapping, and assisted kidnapping.
The bodyguard is likely to face a criminal trial, which could see him
imprisoned if found guilt on what amount to extremely serious
He is said to have attacked the unnamed 53-year-old workman inside a
palatial flat on September 26th, after the Princess told the Frenchman
to kiss her feet, and then issued the threat.
But Elie Hatem, the bodyguard’s barrister, disputes this version of
events, saying: ‘There were more than twenty people in the apartments.