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A Saudi princess, silenced

Princess Basmah of Saudi Arabia was abducted in March 2019 and has been imprisoned since. Her charge was quietly dropped last year, but she remains detained. In April 2020, she tweeted to say she was in jail and in critical health. This was the first time the public had heard […]
A Saudi princess, silenced
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An abducted Saudi princess broke her 13-month silence to tweet for freedom. Her family says a hostile faction in the royal court is trying to take her share of a multibillion-dollar inheritance.

Princess Basmah, a Saudi royal who was abducted in March 2019, surfaced for the first time on Thursday, tweeting to ask Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – her cousin – for mercy. “Release me as I have done no wrong,” Basmah tweeted. “I am currently being arbitrarily held at Al-Ha’ir […]
An abducted Saudi princess broke her 13-month silence to tweet for freedom. Her family says a hostile faction in the royal court is trying to take her share of a multibillion-dollar inheritance.
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A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who ‘fell off the radar’ in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance

A Saudi princess and activist has been detained and placed under house arrest on suspicion of trying to flee to Europe,German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. Sources close to Princess Basmah told the publication she disappeared in December 2018 and was detained in March 2019 on suspicion of seeking to flee […]
A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who ‘fell off the radar’ in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance