It’s not yet said and done whether the ”night of long knives” will have their revenge.
The prince who has taken over is unpopular with the most of the older members of the royal family, where age and experience is valued more than anything else. Only time will tell if they’ve been enough tamed, driven from actual power and held there.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince – and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’
Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com.
The group of the country’s most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (left) three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption.
DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by ‘interrogations’ which a source said were being carried out by ‘American mercenaries’ brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince, who is now the kingdom’s most powerful figure.
Among those affected are billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed (right) who is among those being held in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh (inset).