Riyadh: According to a prince belonging to Saudi Royal family, 5 members of the Royal family who raised voice against the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi have been put in jail. Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2.
According to Independent Khaled bin Farhan al-Saud, a Saudi prince living in exile in Germany told foreign media that the Saudi authorities had planned to kidnap him as well before Jamal Khashoggi disappeared. He believes it is part of an escalating crackdown orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, to silence his critics.
41-year-old prince revealed that Saudi Authorities had promised to give him crores of dollars for going to Saudi consulate in Cairo and to talk to the authorities. He further told that 5 members of Royal family had tried to raise voice against Khashoggi’s disappearance. Those royals were promptly detained and their exact whereabouts are unknown they have been allegedly gone missing. No one knows where they are. He said everyone is scared.
Khaled disclosed that he had been asked over 30 times by the Saudi authorities to meet them in the Saudi embassy but he refused every time. He further added, “Around 10 days before Jamal went missing they asked my family to bring me to Cairo to give me a cheque. I refused.”
He claimed there are many princes in jail right now in Saudi Arabia. And added that five days ago a group tried to visit King Salman saying they were afraid for the future of the al-Saud family, they mentioned Mr Khashoggi’s case and they were all put in jail.