Saudis free 23 out of hundreds detained on corruption charges

Saudi officials reported Tuesday the release of 23 of the 200 rich and powerful individuals detained for two months on corruption charges, after they handed over cash and assets. This appeared to be the first large-scale release of detainees since hundreds of princes, business tycoons and top officials were ordered confined at the five-star Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh by Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman on Nov. 4
Their names were not released because, according to DEBKAfile’s sources, none of them are members of the royal family or well-known billionaires. However, a video showed a smiling Saoud al-Daweesh, the former chief executive of Saudi Telecom.
More detainees are to be released soon and trial proceedings will begin for those who continue to deny the charges against them and hold back on deals with the authorities.

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3 thoughts on “Saudis free 23 out of hundreds detained on corruption charges

  • Dec 26, 2017 @ 20:11 at 20:11

    Pay a few zillion …get of jail…

  • Dec 26, 2017 @ 23:23 at 23:23

    If they execute Alwaleed Bin Talal the world will be better for it. The financier and warmonger for Hamas.

  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 15:54 at 15:54

    The Saudis helped to make terrorism thrive in Israel and the West and now they can’t put the deranged Jinn back in the lantern once it turned on them. I am enjoying watching them try but the best way to show contrition is to conduct an endless war on terrorism and to put the so-called “Palestinians” in their place – relocate them to Saudi and Jordan and Syria and Egypt – we do not want the antsemites you have inculcated and encouraged from birth in your schools and mosques to hate us according to Islamic texts.


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