Friday, 15 December, 2017

Most detained agree to cash settlements

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Kenny Thornton | 06 December, 2017, 21:34

"Most princes arrested will certainly try to buy their way out, and we will see more of them doing just that to avoid jail time", Raihan Ismail, an associate lecturer at the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, told Bloomberg.

Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia have agreed settlements with the authorities in exchange for a pardon, the attorney general says.

The crown prince has also said claims dubbing the anti-corruption probe a cover for power consolidation are "ludicrous", pointing out that many of those targeted had already pledged their support to him.

General Attorney Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said that the panel summoned 320 individuals to provide more information, asserting that 376 bank accounts of the detainees or related persons were frozen.

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An official involved in the investigation told Reuters news agency the settlement agreed by the prince "included admitting corruption involving known cases". They have also not released any details of the charges they faced, and are not believed to have given them access to their lawyers.

The audience was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa, the agency added.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz stated that an embassy move to Jerusalem is a unsafe step that would negatively affect and offend Muslims around the world.

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