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Report Says No Detainees Left at Riyadh Ritz Carlton

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Citing a Saudi official, Reuters reported that there are no longer any detainees in the corruption probe left at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh.

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The development came just days after media reported that Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal had been released from his detention in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel, converted into a luxurious prison to hold royalty and the country's officials.

In early November, the Saudi king issued a decree establishing a new anti-corruption committee in the country chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Few days later, a number of former and incumbent Saudi officials, as well as princes, were detained by the authorities amid the ‘anti-corruption' campaign, including 11 princes from the ruling family and four ministers from the current government.

During the investigation, 320 people were questioned and over 2,000 bank accounts were frozen.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team