Human trafficking charges brought against Saudi princess

A Saudi princess was charged on Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman escaped from a condominium where she said she was being held against her will.

The 30-year-old Kenyan woman said that she had been hired in Kenya in 2012, taken to Saudi Arabia, and promptly had her passport taken away from her. She then was forced to work long hours for less than she was promised she’d be paid, and she was not allowed to leave.

Meshael Alayban, one of the wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud, did not appear in court on Wednesday.

Treating other humans as pieces of property is a grave offense. Alayban said that she will address the charges, so it will be interesting to hear her explanation of the events.