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Princess Basma Bint South was released after serving three years in prison

Saudi authorities have released a princess who was imprisoned without charge for nearly three years in Riyadh, a human rights organization that announced on Saturday in the Gulf state.

The 57-year-old businessman and man known for his outspokenness, Basma Bint South appealed to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in April 2020, demanding his release for health reasons.

Basma Bint South and his daughter Sohud, who have been detained since March 2019, have been released.The London-based ALQST organization, which specializes in Saudi Arabia, said on Twitter.

No charges have been laid against her during her time in custody“, NGO added, condemned”Indifference“The authorities responsible for the princess’ health.

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Sources close to his family said that Basma Bint South was arrested shortly before he left for Switzerland for medical treatment. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

According to her family, Princess Basma, the youngest child of the late King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, is best known for her argument for condemning reform and abuse in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi princess has been imprisoned in al-Hayr prison near Riyadh and is holding several political prisoners.

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