Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Detained By Saudi Authorities
Human Rights Watch: Former Saudi King Abdullah’s son Prince Faisal bin Abdullah also detained by Saudi authorities
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained a key member of the royal family and the son of former Saudi King Abdullah, human rights group Human Rights Watch says.
Informed sources close to the royal family have reported that security forces detained Prince Faisal bin Abdullah on March 27 while he was staying at his family’s residence in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. I had self-inflicted isolation due to the coronavirus.
Prince Faisal, the son of the late Saudi King Abdullah, was among the members of the royal family affected by the anti-corruption campaign who was released in late 2017.
Saudi officials have not commented on the allegations, following reports of the detention of two key princes earlier this year.
In early March, Saudi authorities also arrested King Ahmed’s brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, and former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, who was detained in 2017 after being removed from the throne, according to Reuters. Was done
Informed sources say the move comes at a time when it will be possible to ensure that in the event of the death or removal of the current Saudi monarch, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be given the royal job. There is no other opinion in the family of Al Saud.
Observers believe the measures are part of an effort to strengthen the grip of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s emperor in Saudi Arabia.
“We also have to count Prince Faisal among the hundreds of people detained in Saudi Arabia without any clear legal basis,” said Michael Page, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division.
Saudi officials have denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Saudi officials have been made more than once.
Human Rights Watch says it has no information about Prince Faisal’s whereabouts or whereabouts.
“According to sources, Prince Faisal has not publicly criticized the authorities since his arrest in December 2017, and his family members are concerned about his health, as he is suffering from heart disease,” the group said. They are also suffering from the disease.
Saudi authorities have arrested a number of dissidents, including prominent legal experts, intellectuals and human rights activists. Saudi officials launched an anti-corruption campaign in 2017, which involved members of the royal family and ministers. And dozens were affected, including traders.
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