HRW: Riyadh must free children of ex-Saudi official in exile, overhaul justice system



Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the immediate release of two adult children of a former Saudi intelligence officer, who has been lying low abroad since the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to power. The New York-based rights body said in a report on Tuesday that Omar al-Jaberi, 21, and Sarah al-Jaberi , 20, children of Saad al-Jabri — who has lived in exile in Canada since 2017 — had been detained in March. Riyadh’s forces also arrested Jabri’s brother in May, the report added. An informed source told the HRW that Jabri’s family believes the detentions are meant to coerce the father to return to Saudi Arabia. Jabri was a senior aide to the deposed...

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