A US citizen has been released in Saudi Arabia after being arrested for criticizing the crown prince. Filho confirmed that Saad Almadi, 72, was with his family on Monday.
Saudi Arabia has released an American citizen, detained for more than a year for posts on the social network Twitter, which criticized the crown prince of the kingdomthe son announced Tuesday.
Neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States have so far confirmed the release of Saad Almadi, 72, a dual US-Saudi citizen.
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Almadí wason monday night, at home with family members living in Riyadhsaid the son, Ibrahim Almadi. The Saudi authorities had already dropped all charges against Ibrahim Almadi.
The American’s arrest was one of several alleged human rights violations that have strained relations between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Joe Biden.
Another was the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the US newspaper Financial Times, inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
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