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Saudi Prince released after agreeing "acceptable settlement" of more than US$ 1bn

Saudi Prince released after agreeing

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has won TIME's Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll, earning more votes than other world leaders, industry titans, entertainers, and activists, TIME magazine wrote on Monday. The prince has so far not commented, and it was not clear whether he was now able to move freely or whether he was under some form of house arrest.

Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the Saudi elite have struck monetary settlements in exchange for their freedom, the attorney general said on Tuesday, a month after they were locked up in a 5-star hotel.

Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said that out of more than 300 people summoned for questioning by an anti-corruption agency, 159 are in detention. They have also not released any details of the charges they faced, and are not believed to have given them access to their lawyers.

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The wave of detentions was made public on November 4, shortly after King Salman announced the formation of the anti-corruption commission headed by his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The audience was attended by Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Turki, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, and a number of princes.

The attorney general has previously said he estimates at least $100 billion has been lost in embezzlement or corruption over several decades.


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