Saudis Abused, Tortured, Even Murdered Wealthy as Assets Seized


Influential Saudi Arabians were subject to coercion and severe physical abuse in a sweeping crackdown in their country, The New York Times is reporting.

The Saudi government had locked up hundreds of powerful businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton in what officials called an anti-corruption campaign, the newspaper said.

Many have since been released, but are forced to wear ankle bracelets to track their movements.

Targets included the influential businessmen and other powerful figures, including members of the royal family, the Times said.

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