WikiLeaks: Saudi princes drink & sex in Parties

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London, Dec 8: WikiLeaks about the other side of Saudi Arabian life. In Saudi, even though the alcohol is strictly banned still parties, sex activities, drugs, rock and roll behind the official parties of Saudi Arabian princes.

Jeddah consulate officials, described an underground Halloween party, thrown last year by a member of the royal family, which broke all the country's Islamic taboos, reports the Guardian.

The party thrown by a wealthy prince from the Al-Thunayan family, had abundant liquor and prostitutes were present also in a large number.

"Alcohol, though strictly prohibited by Saudi law and custom, was plentiful at the party's well-stocked bar. The hired Filipino bartenders served a cocktail punch using sadiqi, a locally-made moonshine," the cable said.

It was also learned through pipeline that a number of the guests were in fact 'working girls', not uncommon for such parties.

The dispatch from the US party goers, signed off by the consul in Jeddah, Martin Quinn, added, "Though not witnessed directly at this event, cocaine and hashish use is common in these social circles."

ANI

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