NEWS FEED
Zoom
11:11 24 November
10:27 24 November
TOP 5

Riyadh releases 7 detained in 'anti-corruption' sweep


Saudi Arabia on Thursday released seven of 208 suspects arrested earlier in an ongoing “anti-corruption” probe, the country’s top legal official said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.

 

In a statement, Attorney-General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said a total of 208 suspects had been questioned so far.

 

"Seven of them have been released without charge," al-Mojeb said, going on to estimate that "systematic corruption and embezzlement" had cost the country at least $100 billion in recent decades.

 

"Based on our investigations over the past three years, we estimate that at least $100 billion has been misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades," the attorney-general said in the statement.

 

As for speculation about the suspects’ identities, al-Mojeb said their privacy would be respected “as they continue to be subject to our judicial process”.

Related news releases

VİDEO NEWS

PHOTO NEWS

  • Azerbaijanis stage protest rally outside European Parliament
  • Azerbaijani president offers condolences to Egyptian counter...
+2
EXCHANGE RATE
FOREX
/ 25 November, 2017

USD
1.7001
 
EUR
2.0152
 
RR
0.0291