While some have raised concerns about negative financial ripple effects, as so many prominent wealthy investors and business leader remain detained, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who initiated the purge, has dismissed such worries. The prince has so far not commented, and it was not clear whether he was now able to move freely or whether he was under some form of house arrest.
Those who denied the allegations or refused settlements face prosecution.
An official involved in the investigation told Reuters news agency the settlement agreed by the prince "included admitting corruption involving known cases".
More than 200 people were being questioned at one point, and there are still 159 in detention, according to the statement. They have also not released any details of the charges they faced, and are not believed to have given them access to their lawyers.Читайте также: Trump Has Deported Fewer Immigrants Than Obama Did Last Year
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both met with the former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday.
Dozens of high-profile figures including princes, ministers and tycoons are being held in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel, now a makeshift luxury prison, in the biggest sweep of the kingdom's elite in its recent history.
Authorities are now negotiating with detainees, "offering them a settlement that will facilitate recouping the state's funds and assets, and eliminate the need for prolonged litigation", he added.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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