Saudi princess, daughter released after almost 3 years in jail

Saudi princess, daughter released after almost 3 years in jail

Saudi authorities have released Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a businesswoman and an outspoken human rights advocate, and her daughter, who had been detained without charge for nearly three years.

A legal adviser to Princess Basmah announced on Saturday that she and her daughter, Suhoud Al Sharif, had been freed from custody. 

“The two ladies were released from their arbitrary imprisonment, and arrived at their home in Jeddah on Thursday 6 January 2022,” Henri Estramant said.

“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.”

A human rights group also confirmed the news in a post on its Twitter account.

“She was denied the medical care she needed for a potentially life threatening condition,” ALQST for Human Rights said in its post. “At no point during her…

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