The Sunday Times newspaper published, on Sunday, a serious report highlighting the disappearance of the young Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud. His father is in the prisons of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
The arrested Saudi prince, Salman, spoke several languages and had close ties to Western society. He disappeared in Riyadh with his father last November.
The disappearance of the handsome prince and his father
Interruption “Sunday Times“His family confirmed the news of his disappearance and that they cannot contact him.
The British newspaper quoted Prime Time Zone connected to the family that Prince Salman was arrested with his father in a two-story house in Riyadh.
They were placed under the supervision of the police and a number of intelligence men who were stationed around the building.
Initially, life at home was acceptable, as Salman, who speaks 4 languages and holds a degree from the Sorbonne University, was allowed. He and his father freely move within him and handle his affairs.
They could also sit on the back steps of the fenced house and drink tea in the shade.
The British newspaper also stated that Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were allowed to receive family members and calls from their close relatives.
This was happening via a telephone line connected to an operator to transfer them.
The house became anonymous
But recently, the house became deserted, and no one entered or left its front doors anymore. According to what was quoted by “The Sunday Times”, close to Salman.
Indeed, one of them expressed his extreme fear of a worse scenario and said: “We fear that they will be beaten .. Maybe they were killed, we don’t know.”
The arrest of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz
It is noteworthy that Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz was one of 11 princes arrested by the Saudi government 3 years ago under the pretext of not paying the electricity bills.
It is known that this electricity was one of the public services subsidized to the princes, free of charge.
However, it is one of several privileges that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has suspended for young princes. After being able to rule and control the joints of the state.
Those close to the arrested prince say that the pretext for his imprisonment is not valid.
They emphasized that his arrest was due to the feeling of “Bin Salman” threatened by him due to his fame.
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman was in contact with the high society in Europe.
And by reading his account on the Instagram photo site, he had previously published pictures of him with the Princess of Monaco, “Caroline”.
Pictures of him also appear with the French politician “Christine Lagarde” and the rapper “Akon”.
In a 2016 photo, he appeared alongside Democrat Representative “Adam Schiff”, who was heading the US Congress Intelligence Committee.
The “Sunday Times” reported that a close associate of Prince “Salman” wrote to “Chef” last week, asking him to intervene to release him.
The arrest of the young prince and his father also came within the campaign of arrests launched by the Crown Prince and the de facto ruler of the Kingdom, Muhammad bin Salman, against a number of family princes. Ruling 3 years ago.
Earlier, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the uncle of bin Salman, was arrested along with the former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, an influential and well-known figure in Washington.
And Mohammed bin Salman had removed his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, from the mandate of the Covenant in a soft coup, in 2017.
For their part, the legal representatives of “Bin Nayef” recently expressed their concern about his health condition.
They explained that Prince Muhammad bin Nayef was prevented from visiting the doctor, and he was also prevented from contacting the lawyers who defend him.
King Salman agreed to arrest the three princes
The agency “Reuters” revealed in March of last year, citing what it described as a regional source. That the Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. He approved the arrest of his brother Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and Prince Nawaf bin Nayef.
And this after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused them of plotting to carry out a coup.
Three sources, one of them from the region, told Reuters at the time that the detention of Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and his half-brother Nawwaf took place while they were. In a desert camp.
Two sources also told the agency that Prince Ahmed was taken from his home.
“Reuters” at the time quoted what it described as a regional source as saying that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused them of making contacts with foreign powers. Including the Americans and others, to carry out a coup.
The source added: “Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with these arrests, strengthened his grip on power completely. This cleansing process has ended.
He pointed out that “he has no competitors now that could object to his ascension to the throne.”
The Saudi government media office did not respond at the time to a Reuters request to comment on the detention process, which was the “Wall Street Journal.” America is the first to publish news about it.
Bin Salman over contract Al Saud
Prince Mohammed bin Salman sparked discontent among some of the prominent branches of the ruling family over his tightening grip on power.
Sources also reported that some of his critics questioned his ability to lead the country after Saudi elements killed the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
And after the largest attack on the Kingdom’s oil infrastructure, which occurred in 2019.
Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz
The arrested Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, to a large extent, avoided appearing in public events. Since his return to Riyadh in October 2018. After spending two and a half months abroad.
Followers of the Saudi affairs said that he did not show any evidence of his desire to take over the king. During Prince Ahmed’s trip abroad, he appeared to be critical of the Saudi leadership.
Sources said earlier that Prince Ahmed was one of only three Prime Time Zone in the Allegiance Commission, which includes senior members of the ruling family. They opposed the transfer of the mandate of the Covenant to Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017.
Muhammad bin Nayef
Those sources also added that the movements of Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, who had close links with the US security and intelligence services. When he held a high position in the Ministry of the Interior, it has been subject to restrictions and oversight ever since.
As for Prince Nawaf, who is in his early thirties, he avoids appearing further.
Mohammed bin Salman is also facing international criticism because of the Yemen war, the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the detention of women’s rights defenders. In a move considered by some as part of a tough crackdown on dissent.
Bin Salman was recently forced to end the imprisonment of the Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul in preparation for her release.
Bin Salman felt great danger after the end of Trump’s rule and the rise of the Democrats to the White House, led by Joe Biden.
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