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11 Saudi Arabia Princes Arrested for Protesting Against Royal Orders

11 Saudi Arabia Princes Arrested for Protesting Against Royal Orders

Saudi Arabia has arrested 11 princes for objecting a new royal decree where the state will stop paying their utility bills.  The 11 princes had been held at al-Ha’er prison.  The princes went to Qasr al-Hokm palace to cancel the new decree for halting the payment of water and electricity bill for royal family members and to seek compensation for a death sentence against one of their royal cousin, Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer.

” 11 Saudi Arabia Princes Arrested for Protesting Against Royal Orders “

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, and in recent times, have been reforming the economy.  The social & economic rebounds have been led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.  He has introduced reforms including reducing subsidies, new taxes and lifting the ban on women driving.

Source:  Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN

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