Friday, 22 February, 2019

Saudi princes arrested over palace protest

Russell Knight | 06 January, 2018, 18:38

Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom's austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported today.

The government information service, the Centre for International Communication, said it was checking the report.

The Saudi royal family is thought to number thousands, but the wealth and status between them can vary wildly.

They were also demanding "financial compensation" after one of their cousins had been sentenced for an unspecified crime.

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The royals, whose names were not disclosed, were sent to Saudi Arabia's largest maximum-security facility - Al-Ha'ir - located south of the capital, Riyadh Saudi news site Sabq reported on Saturday. 'A royal order was issued to the royal intervene and they were detained and put into al-Hayer prison in preparation to put them on trial'.

Sabq quoted the officials as saying that "the directives were clear and confirmed that everyone was equal before the law, and those who did not implement the regulations and instructions will be held accountable".

Arabic-language Okaz daily carried a similar report. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 32-year-old son and top adviser of King Salman, heads a newly established anti-corruption committee.


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