Since Saturday 4 November 22 hrs (Universal Time), more than 1,300 Saudi personalities have been arrested in relation to the Palace coup,

Most suspects belong to the Abdallah clan, but others belonged to other clans capable of seeking succession to the throne.

Some suspects have been imprisoned while others have been assigned to house arrest at the Ritz- Carlton hotel. They are sleeping on mattresses, guarded by security forces.

Anoosha Boralessa