Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

Human rights groups welcome Saudi princess, daughter release

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Human rights groups have welcomed the release of a Saudi princess and her daughter after almost three years in detention. Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 57, was detained along with her daughter Souhoud Al-Sharif in 2019, reportedly when preparing to travel to Switzerland for medical treatment. Both were held in maximum-security Al-Ha’ir prison, with Saudi dissidents and rights activists claiming their detention was due to the princess’ outspoke criticism of Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MbS). ALQST For Human Rights, an independent, non-for-p…

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