Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death'

Saudi establishes units to probe, prosecute corruption cases

Saudi establishes units to probe, prosecute corruption cases

Families who flew on private jets can not gain access to their bank accounts.

Their wives and children have reportedly been prevented from travelling.

The most cynical accounts of the anti-corruption crackdown argue that Saudi government may or may not be less corrupt and inefficient now, but Prince Mohammed unquestionably commands a great deal more money than he used to, while his most risky rivals are either fearfully subdued or actively under surveillance.

Now, nearly two months after the purge officially came to an end, The New York Times has released a report, echoing claims made by the MEE in November.

Saudi Arabia's attorney general said in January that more than $106bn was seized from the citizens arrested in the purge.

Not only are many wealthy and powerful Saudis suddenly under guard, forbidden to travel, or even monitored with electronic ankle bracelets, but there have been allegations of "coercion and physical abuse" against detainees.

"We signed away everything", said a relative of a former detainee, who has been forced to wear a tracking device.

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U.S. President Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20, the White House said Monday, according to AFP.

Saudi King Salman's order to establish new anti-corruption units as part of the kingdom's anti-graft campaign comes as fresh revelations have emerged of how detainees swept up in the campaign were treated and where their assets have gone.

While evidence of such abuse has been slow to emerge, Western governmental officials are said to be confident of the credibility of these reports.

In one case, Maj. Gen. Ali al-Qahtani, said that his neck was twisted unnaturally as though it had been broken, and that his body was badly bruised and distended.

Now, others are said to be living in fear of what could be next. France and Britain are the other two countries that he is visiting. "All those under investigation had full access to legal counsel in addition to medical care to address pre-existing, chronic conditions".

US President ready to have chats with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during this month in Washington. The general was pronounced dead at a military hospital.

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