The Saudi authorities released all detained on charges of corruption, media reported

CC BY-SA 4.0 / B. alotaby / Royal tower in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Archive photoThe Saudi authorities released all detained on charges of corruption, media reportedCC BY-SA 4.0 / B. alotaby /

All the detainees on suspicion of corruption of high-ranking Saudi officials and businessmen who were held for two months in a five star hotel Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, left the hotel, said on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing an official Saudi source.

In November last year, the High Committee for the fight against corruption in Saudi Arabia, headed by the crown Prince ordered the arrest of about 40 influential persons, among whom were members of the Royal family, former Ministers, military and entrepreneurs.

«No one else is at the Ritz Carlton under investigation in the case of the fight against corruption», — quotes Agency the words of the source.

It is reported that one of the last freedom Chapter company, Saudi Bunladin group Bakr bin Laden and other members of the family bin Laden, who were detained in November as part of a mass campaign against corruption. Two weeks ago, a company representative has denied reports the nationalization of the assets of the company, stating that it remain in possession of Ciconia.

Saudi Binladin Group is the largest private construction company of Saudi Arabia, providing 100 thousand jobs. The company suffered financially over the past two years due to the downturn of the construction industry and the temporary exclusion of new public construction contracts after crash in 2015. Then in the collapse of a construction crane at the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca killed 107 people.

On February 14 one of the most luxurious hotels in the capital of the Kingdom begin to take orders for booking.

The first data of the investigation under the anti-corruption campaign in Saudi Arabia pointed to the misappropriation of over 100 billion dollars in corruption. Crown Prince of the Kingdom Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview with the New York Times reported that almost all members of the state elite, detained on suspicion of corruption, rather a pre-trial settlement of claims.

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