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Saudi Arabia used abuse to seize billions during purge: NYT
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PLA Ting
2018-03-12 16:05:23 UTC
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Good for them. Get riddance.

Only someone like the king has the power to get back at their corruptors who
enriched themselves by profiting and corruption means.

By having them tortured down to the bone and twisted neck, these
billionaires will be hanging on the like a "scarecrow".

They will be in "bone and skin".

All their assets have been emptied and signed off to the govt and monarchy.


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In interviews with former detainees and relatives, newspaper finds 17
detainees were hospitalised after facing abuse.

In early November 2017, the Saudi government launched what they called an
"anti-corruption" crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

At least 380 people were held for questioning, while 65 were held in custody
at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the capital Riyadh.

The kingdom said it seized billions in various types of assets including
real estate, commercial entities and cash.

one Saudi general died in custody.

"One person who saw the corpse of the officer, 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.

"A doctor and two other people briefed on the condition of the body said
that it had burn marks that appeared to be from electric shocks," the
newspaper said.

Major General al-Qahtani was an aide to the son of the late Saudi King
Abdullah.


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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/saudi-arabia-abuse-seize-billions-purge-nyt-180312103003792.html

Saudi Arabia used abuse to seize billions during purge: NYT

At least 17 Saudi detainees were subjected to physical abuse during what was
termed an anti-corruption campaign that saw the arrest of hundreds of
prominent businessmen and princes in November, the New York Times has found.

The newspaper interviewed relatives, advisers, associates of the detainees,
as well as Saudi officials, who denied the allegations.

"Relatives of some of the detainees said they were deprived of sleep,
roughed up and interrogated with their heads covered while the government
pressured them to sign over large assets," the article, published on Sunday,
said.

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According to the newspaper, the 17 detainees were hospitalised after facing
abuse, while one Saudi general died in custody.

"One person who saw the corpse of the officer, 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.

"A doctor and two other people briefed on the condition of the body said
that it had burn marks that appeared to be from electric shocks," the
newspaper said.

Major General al-Qahtani was an aide to the son of the late Saudi King
Abdullah.

In response to questions by the New York Times about the claims of abuse, an
official at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC, told the newspaper: "All
allegations of abuse and torture of those investigated during the
anti-corruption proceedings are absolutely untrue."

The official added that the detainees had "full access" to legal counsel and
medical care.

'Family feud'

In early November 2017, the Saudi government launched what they called an
"anti-corruption" crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

At least 380 people were held for questioning, while 65 were held in custody
at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the capital Riyadh. Those arrested included
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman with stakes in
companies such as Twitter, Inc, as well as Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar, a
board member of Saudi Arabia's biggest travel company, Prince Mitaab bin
Abdullah, the head of the National Guard, and Adel Faqih, the minister of
economy.

Most of those detained were released after several months. The kingdom said
it seized billions in various types of assets including real estate,
commercial entities and cash.

Saudi officials said the crackdown, which came through royal decree, was in
response to "exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own
interests above the public interest, in order to illicitly accrue money".

Citing an associate of King Abdullah's family, the New York Times said part
of the campaign "appears to be driven by a family feud, as Crown Prince
Mohammed presses the children of King Abdullah, the monarch who died in
2015, to give back billions of dollars that they consider their
inheritance".

According to former detainees quoted by the newspaper, many are being forced
to wear tracking devices on their ankles.

"We signed away everything," a relative of a former detainee, said. "Even
the house I am in, I am not sure if it is still mine."

SOURCE: Al Jazeera News
The_Inquirer
2018-03-12 16:19:31 UTC
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Post by PLA Ting
Good for them. Get riddance.
ya lor!

why they never talk about the abuse carried out by the perpetrators?

do they know about the concept of "karma"?
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