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Saudi princess, daughter released after 3 years in prison

Princess Basmah bint Saud, her daughter detained in March 2019

Ibrahim al-Khazen   | 09.01.2022
Saudi princess, daughter released after 3 years in prison

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia 

Saudi authorities released a Saudi princess and her daughter after almost three years in prison, two human rights groups confirmed on Sunday.

The London-based ALQST human rights group tweeted that Basmah bint Saud Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud have been released.

The two were detained by Saudi authorities in March 2019.

The rights group said that no charges were levelled against the Saudi princess.

The Prisoners of Conscience NGO also confirmed the release, saying the pair were set free on Thursday after three years of detention.

The princess' legal adviser, Henri Estramant, told CNN Arabic that "the princess is doing fine but will be seeking medical expertise."

“She seems worn out but is in good spirits and thankful to reunite with her sons in person,” he added.

There was no comment from Saudi authorities on the report.

On April 24, 2020, the princess's website published a message from her from inside al-Ha'ir Prison calling on her uncle, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to release her due to her deteriorating health.

*Writing by Bassel Barakat

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