Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Saudi king orders setting up of anti-corruption units

Saudi king orders setting up of anti-corruption units

"That required destroying other economic empires in Saudi Arabia", he said in January, after the release of prominent Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was among those detained.

The report further cited Saudi military's Assistant Training Director Brigadier General Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Buqmi as emphasizing "the readiness" of the Saudi forces taking part in the drills and equipment "to carry out the exercise activities as planned".

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

The delay has been made due to doubts about the handling of massive stock market flotations and concerns about potential downsides to having market exposure, the Financial Times reported, though the London Stock Exchange has a good chance of securing the IPO when Saudi Arabia finally decide to list its giant state oil company.

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

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi.

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

The units are part of the many steps Saudi Arabia has been taking to reform the national economy, including the previous year series of arrests that covered princes and sitting and former ministers in corruption-related cases.

The amount $106.7bn represented various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, cash and more, according to the country's chief prosecutor.

Financial advisers and associates of the detainees have told the New York Times that numerous assets of those detained have yet to be seized and most of those already seized are domestic real estate and shares of companies that could take years to liquidate.

Saudi officials did not immediately respond to AFP's request for comment, but the New York Times quoted the government rejecting the abuse claims as "completely untrue".

He later died in custody, his corpse bearing signs of torture, according to witnesses quoted by the newspaper. "Even the house I am in, I am not sure if it is still mine".

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