Five things to know about ‘MBS,’ Saudi Arabia’s crown prince | TheHill

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Five things to know about ‘MBS,’ Saudi Arabia’s crown prince | TheHill

He has overseen a crackdown on dissent

While ostensibly opening up the Saudi economy and society at large, MBS directed a swift crackdown on dissent that reached the highest echelons of power.

Over a dozen senior Saudi officials, including business leaders and even competing members of the royal family, were locked inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh in what the royal court claimed was an anti-corruption sweep.

Among those arrested were billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the former head of the royal court Khaled Al-Tuwaijri and Saudi media mogul Waleed Al-Ibrahim.

Amnesty International also reported that in August two women activists were thrown in jail for speaking out against the government.

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