Saudi Arabia’s crown prince orders arrest of king’s brother and nephew | Middle East Eye

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince orders arrest of king’s brother and nephew | Middle East Eye

Since coming to power, MBS, 34, has demonstrated his iron grip on the kingdom by launching a brutal crackdown against dissenting voices, with activists, scholars, writers, economists and public figures arrested.

In 2017, MBS locked up at least 11 Saudi princes and hundreds of Saudi businessmen in a Ritz-Carlton hotel as part of an alleged anti-corruption drive.

Several senior figures were beaten and tortured and required hospital treatment at the time.

The next year he gained international notoriety by presiding over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi – an assassination the CIA believes the prince ordered.

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