Middle East

Over 200 arrested in Saudi Arabia over corruption charges

19:27, 10 August 2021
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Saudi Arabia announced that it arrested 207 high-ranking people in connection to different charges concerning fraud, tax evasion, and corruption.


The arrests were announced by the kingdom’s National Anti-Corruption commission “Nazaha”.

The identities of the detained were not named just like during previous massive arrests.

All that is known about the arrested is that they were somehow involved or worked directly at the kingdom’s interior, defense, justice, and other ministries.

The active-anticorruption action began in Saudi Arabia back in 2017 after the crown prince came to power.

Notable figures that were detained during the latest years include billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Osama’s Bin Ladin’s relative Bakr bin Ladin.