Voltaire Network

Saudi Arabia: Former heir to throne placed under house arrest

+

According to the New York Times, Prince Mohammed ben Nayef Al Saoud, who was the heir to the crown (that is, until last week), appears to have been under house arrest.

Several responsible officials have strongly denied that the prince has been place under arrest. This would seem to indirectly confirm that he has been subject to administrative rather than judicial proceedings.

At his palace, his bodyguards have been relieved of their functions and replaced by those faithful to the new heir to the throne, Prince Mohammed ben Salmane Al Saoud.

The Saudi institutions are in the process of initiating a secular shift that notably involves winding up the “Committee for the promotion of virtue and the prevention of vice” (Customs Police).

«Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace», Ben Hubbard, Eric Schmitt & Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times, June 28, 2017.

Translation
Anoosha Boralessa

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.