Rights groups to lodge complaint to UN over arbitrary detention of Saudi Prince

As per a document, two rights groups – the Geneva-based MENA Rights Group and the London-based ALQST – have said to lodge a complaint to the United Nations over the “arbitrary” detention of a philanthropist Saudi prince.

In January 2018, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, now 37, along with his father, was swept up in a royal crackdown, leaving his supporters to question why the minor royal who opposed no challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was being targeted.

Educated at Paris’s Sorbonne University, Prince Salman was held for around a year in the high-security Al-Hai’r prison near Riyadh and was later transferred in a guarded villa in the capital. He was then moved to a secret detention site in March this year but was mysteriously returned to the villa after a $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers called for his release.

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