RT: Eight princesses from the United Arab Emirates who brought their servants to Belgium and “abused them continually” have gone on trial.
Back in 2008, Princess Shekha Alnehayan, as well as her seven daughters, arrived in Brussels and booked a luxury suite – which is an entire floor, according to the Tribune de Geneve media outlet – at the Conrad Hotel for several months.
The Alnehayans are among the numerous wealthy families in the UAE, and came into the spotlight when they purchased English Premier League soccer club Manchester City back in 2008.
The women brought with them up to 23 servants of eight different nationalities, who “were not paid” and “worked day and night and had to sleep on the floor.”
They were also “shouted at” and abused by the princesses, who refused to let the staff leave the hotel, according to Patricia LeCocq, spokesperson for the Belgian human rights organization Myria, as cited by Deutsche Welle.