Ryadh’s Ritz-Carlton reopens after three months as “luxury jail”

For three months, the five-star Riyadh Ritz Carlton served as a gilded prison for hundreds of high-ranking princes, ministers and business tycoons who were accused of graft. On Monday, the gates were opened, and liveried staff welcomed guests to the $664 a night hotel and the police guards were gone. Many of the well-heeled prisoners were released in exchange for hefty “financial settlements.” The purge conducted by Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman is believed to have netted the Saudi treasury more than $100bn.

 

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2 thoughts on “Ryadh’s Ritz-Carlton reopens after three months as “luxury jail”

  • Feb 13, 2018 @ 3:16 at 3:16
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    Saudis raising money the old-fashioned way – they STEAL it !
    The Saudi Shave follows after the Cyprus Haircut.

    Oh yeah…its not theft if you steal stolen goods from a thief….

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  • Feb 13, 2018 @ 5:18 at 5:18
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    Issnt this the biggest heist in history?

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