Saudi authorities have released renowned businessman Saleh Kamel who was detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in an “anti-corruption” purge, Saudi whistleblower Ahd Jadid (The New Era) said.

The commentator said Kamel was released after reaching a financial settlement worth 4 billion with the Saudi authorities, however he did not reveal if the financial settlement was in local currency or in US dollars.

According to Ahd Jadid, detained Saudi businessman Mohammed Al-Amoudi has refused to hand over his money and property. Authorities have reacted by arresting some of his relatives.

The Twitter user and whistleblower said he expects Al-Amoudi to back down as his family come under heightened pressure.

Middle East Monitor

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