Brutal #Islamic crackdown continues as #SaudiArabia detains more than 200

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday it has detained 201 people as part of a sweeping probe, estimating that $100 billion has been misused through embezzlement and corruption in the past decades.

Saudi Atty. Gen. Saud Mojeb said in a statement that 208 people had been called in for questioning since Saturday evening, and that seven people were released without charge, leaving 201 people still in detention.

Expect heads to roll in Riyadh — literally.

The purge that has targeted dozens of top princes, officials, military officers and businessmen is a power grab by the crown prince.

Source: Saudi Arabia detains more than 200 in anti-corruption sweep

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s