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Saudi Arabia: Clarify Status of ‘Corruption’ Detainees

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia announced an end to its high-profile anti-corruption campaign on January 31, 2019, but some of those rounded up remain in detention without a clear legal basis, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi Arabia carried out the mass arrests, including of princes, current and former government officials, and prominent businessmen, on November 4, 2017, holding some for months at Riyadh’s five-star Ritz Carlton Hotel and forcing them to turn over assets in exchange for their freedom outside of any legal process. Those who remain in detention without clear legal status include Prince…

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