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Saudi Prince Insists He Didn’t Queer Out With The Servant He Strangled To Death In London

What is it with Saudi royals and thinking they can attack anyone they see fit? Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, admits killing — but not “murdering” — his 32-year-old servant Bandar Abdulaziz, whose body was found beaten and strangled in a London hotel in February. Police say there’s some scary sex stuff involved.

Al Saud insists an aide killed Abdulaziz (pictured below), and that he and his servant were “equals.” Oh, and Al-Saud told a jury he is definitely not gay. How to explain those bite marks all over Abdulaziz’s face?

The court heard that the prince and his aide had been staying together at the hotel since 20 January as part of an “extended holiday”. Mr Abdulaziz’s body was found with blood on his pillow in room 312 and the defendant appeared “shocked and upset”, the court heard.

Mr al Saud told police officers he had been drinking in the hotel bar until the early hours of the morning before returning to the room and that when he woke at about 1500 GMT he could not rouse the victim. Bloodstains found in the room were “consistent with the victim having been the subject of a series of separate assaults before he was killed”, the jury heard. Mr al Saud had tried to clean up some of the blood and wash some of Mr Abdulaziz’s bloodstained clothing, [the prosecutor] said.

Not helping the prince’s case: CCTV footage showing him brutally attacking his servant in January, making it clear their relationship was anything but one of “friends and equals.”

Added the prosecution: “The evidence establishes quite conclusively that he is either gay or that he has homosexual tendencies. ‘It is clear that his abuse of Bandar was not confined simply to physical beatings. There is clear evidence, over and above the bite marks, that there was also a sexual element to his mistreatment of the victim. … The defendant’s concealing of the sexual aspect to his abuse of the victim was for altogether more sinister reasons and it tends to suggest that there was a sexual element to the circumstances of the killing.”

Now that he’s admitted to killing Abdulaziz, Al Saud awaits a decision as to whether he’ll be convicted of manslaughter.

[BBC, Telegraph]

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19 Comments

  • ousslander

    What does one expect from an over privileged and coddled Saudi? A place where you can do whatever you wasn’t to your servants including kill with little or no repercussions. Even in other countries their behaviour is excused and covered up.

  • Enron

    For a Gay person or if you have homosexual tendencies, UAE should be one of the last places on planet earth you should consider traveling to. If you feel you must visit there, at least don’t consider exposing your sexuality since it can a matter of life and death.

  • CHIP1218

    @Enron:

    All those countries are the same. The only place where it’s quasi-safe to be gay in public is Israel, as long as you don’t do things in front of a group of Hassidim or Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Every other country in the Middle East (including the Palestinian territories) if you act upon your homosexuality in public, you risk your own life. Your own family will even kill you in most situations!

  • Jaroslaw

    Hey, I thought alcohol was a no-no for this crowd….

  • ewe

    Whatever. He ended a life and better be incarcerated. His rationale is used often where he is from to just go home and chalk it all up to a bad day.

  • James Davis

    Makes Michael Lucas seem ever more sane doesn’t it.

  • marc

    LOL, @ jaroslaw, my Muslim partner and all his family drink alcohol….they all do…trust me.

  • obiwan

    Gay behavior is outlawed in Saudi Arabia and absolutely prohibited by Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi creed. In fact, I do believe that homosexual behavior carries the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. And if he were to admit that he is gay, his family may excommunicate him. It is an open secret throughout the Middle East that gay behavior is common in Saudi Arabia, but the Saudi men who engage in homosexual behavior deny it. The Saudi prince has reason for denying that he is gay — religiously and culturally. Treating servants brutally also occurs in these Gulf Arab and Saudi cultures. There have been stories of migrant workers employed as servants and maids being abusively treated like slaves by upper heeled Arabs. This is not an excuse for Mr. Saud’s actions because they are reprehensible, even psychopathic.

  • tarxien

    At least this one got caught and charged. A Yemeni guy who allegedly killed a Norwegian woman in London last year fled to Yemen and is being protected by his wealthy father. No extradition treaty so he can’t be touched.

  • ewe

    @marc: yeah most of us know that they drink alcohol. They go to Bahrain or the moment they get on an international flight off comes the oppressive garb and on goes the Armani. What a bunch of passive oppressed bigots not the least bit able to help the disadvantaged.

  • Ogre Magi

    What a terrible story! I feel so sorry for that poor servant!

  • ait10101

    @Jaroslaw:
    It’s complicated. Mnay believe the alcohol ban applies only in Muslim jurisdictions.

  • kalifani6

    @James Davis: What the Hell does this have to do w/ Micheal Lucas…the Shit Merchant.
    Looking for an excuse to validate his true ‘anti-Semitism’?{Arabs=Semites, before you ask.}
    Psychos are not exclusive to the Muslim religion.
    God,wake up. The world does not need bigoted fags man.
    {& I wish u would gripe about the use of that term, coming from ‘family’.lol}

  • robert in nyc

    Isn’t it odd that when a straight person murders another straight, or rapes a woman, nothing is mentioned of his “straight tendencies” no matter how obvious or irrelevant it is or his sexual orientation ever questioned, yet its applied with impunity when its a gay issue. You also never hear a straight person’s sexual preference described as a “lifestyle” either, as if ours is chosen as if it were a hobby.

    Nobody can convince me that Islam is a peaceful religion when the entire culture condones execution of gay people and abuses women. None of their leaders ever speak out and condemn it. That’s a peaceful religion? I think not. This moron is a classic example of a middle eastern bigot. I’m glad he was caught and I hope he gets life in jail without parole.

  • rolfen

    @CHIP1218:

    Wrong. In Lebanon we have gay bars and some people are openly gay. They risk harassment but I doubt they are in mortal danger.

  • punkboi26

    This sack of shit should be hung upside down by his ballsack on the beach and let the gulls have at him. I am gay and I support the hell out of the death penelty for someone like this “Prince”. The ongoing torture and abuse this servant put up with makes me sick. Death may have been a merciful release for his poor soul after enduring such suffering. The Saudi “Royals” are all dirty, corrupt bastards that have no place on this world. The powerful and wealthy seem to think they are all above the law and the sad part is that most of them are. While the poor get sent away for committing insignificant crimes these useless powerful dicks get a slap on the hand for murder. We live in no more a civilized age then 500 years ago. The only difference is we have lots of fun technology….the people are all the same.

  • kalifani6

    @punkboi26: Agreed.

  • amartya

    ingin menambah rasa cinta pasangan anda agar semakin dalam dan semakin intim kepada anda&slalu ingin lagi..lagi..lagi&lagi?anda jg ingin tau ttik gairah para wanita?jgn pusink2,anda bisa dapatkan trik2 khusus ini(khusus pria) di layanan bugar caranya anda cukup ketik REG BUGAR kirim ke 9789(khusus pengguna Telkomsel)…d jamin mantabz bro..

  • Sam i Ali

    Pls remove above photo as it is not of prince saud but of his brother prince Faisal.

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