https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-06/saudi-arabia-arrests-11-princes-protesting-over-bills-okaz-saysBloomberg wrote:11 Saudi Princes Sent to Maximum-Security Prison After Protesting Utility Bills
Saudi authorities made a fresh round of arrests of royal-family members as a group of princes staged a palace protest in the capital over the non-payment of their electricity and water bills.
Security services on Thursday arrested the 11 princes after they refused to leave Qasr Al-Hokm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General, Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb, said in an emailed statement. The princes, who objected to a decree that ordered the state to stop paying their utility bills, will be held at al-Ha’er prison pending their trial, Al Mojeb said.
“No one is above the law in Saudi Arabia, everyone is equal and is treated the same as others,” Al Mojeb said. “Any person, regardless of their status or position, will be held accountable should they decide not to follow the rules and regulations of the state.”
Having to pay? Now, that's cruel!