95 Detained in Saudi Corruption Sweep to Trial
Saudi media is reporting that 95 people are still being held by authorities in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly 3 months ago by the Kingdom’s Crown Prince, its de facto ruler.
A Saudi report shared on social media says that detainees who have not agreed on financial settlements to close their case will be referred to the Public Prosecution for trial soon.
Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is said to among those still being held since early November when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the arrests of top Princes, businessmen and officials.
State-linked Sabq news website Wednesday quoted Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb saying 90 detainees have been released after agreeing to settlements involving cash, real estate and other assets.