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Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz

Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the opulent Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November.

world Updated: Jan 30, 2018 12:36 IST
A view shows the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the diplomatic quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A view shows the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the diplomatic quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters File Photo)

A Saudi official said on Tuesday all detainees were released from Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, where they were held as part of an anti-corruption campaign.

Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the opulent Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The hotel was closed to normal business.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from the Ritz on Saturday.