Saudi Arabia detentions: Living inside ‘five-star prison’

27 Nov 2017   Saudi Arabia

┬áThe Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is holding about 200 members of the Saudi elite A peak inside the Ritz-Carlton as it hosts those suspected of corruption Riyadh’s palatial Ritz-Carlton hotel, branded as “a retreat for those who simply desire the royal treatment”, now finds itself transformed into a nerve centre for an audacious manoeuvre by an ambitious crown prince. It’s not the treatment more than 200 of Saudi Arabia’s richest and most powerful ever expected, and certainly never desired, when 32-year old Mohammed Bin Salman launched what was billed as an unprecedented drive against corruption and abuse of power and privilege in the kingdom. Three weeks on, Riyadh’s most prestigious hotel is still the talk of the town. But since the midnight raids which snared at least 11 princes and some of […]

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