Princess Basmah bint Saud released after nearly three years of captivity in Saudi Arabia
Two years and eleven months. It is the time that the princess Basmah bint Saud She has been held in Hair maximum security prison outside Riyadh on the express orders of her cousin, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman (MBS).
This week, for the first time since his captivity began, princess basmah is a free woman, although at the moment he cannot leave the country, according to informs ABC Henri Estramant, friend of the princess and very close to her family.
«He has been free since last Thursday. At the moment we have not been able to see her in person, but she feels tired “, explain her relatives, who assume that the princess” will take a long time to regain the brightness in her eyes that she had before. ” For the next few weeks, Basmah bint Saud will remain in Saudi Arabia, where he can move freely.
Since she was released two days ago, she has remained in her attic in Jeddah, where she is recovering from a long captivity that began precisely in that same house on February 28, 2019, when eight armed men were waiting for her inside her home. and dressed in Western clothing, which, according to the princess’s family, received orders from MBS. The details of the kidnapping were published by this newspaper, which had access to the security cameras of Princess Basmah’s attic.
It is unknown, at the moment, what have been the reasons why MBS has decided to release his cousin. Afflicted with a long-standing cardiovascular diseaseBasmah was about to leave the country for medical treatment when she was abducted. During these almost three years of isolation, he has not been able to receive the treatment he needed.
The reason, however, that she seemed to be withheld had to do with her father Saud bin Abdulaziz’s inheritance –about 2 billion euros, which she was trying to win back – and for being publicly against the decisions that MBS made before her captivity, such as the war against Yemen and the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.