The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington said on Monday that a military court has sentenced Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, the nephew of Saudi King Salman and former commander of the coalition forces in Yemen, to death on charges of high treason.
The institute quoted a relative of the Saudi prince spoke as saying “A Saudi military committee sentenced Prince Fahd to death on charges of treason and attempted coup to remove King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
Prince Fahd bin Turki and his eldest son were arrested last September on charges of corruption and organising an anti-government coup against King Salman and his son.
Reports say that Fahd’s wife, Princess Abeer, who is also the daughter of the late King Abdullah, was in exile in Scotland before the arrest of her husband. She is described as controlling billions of dollars in various properties around the world.
It is worthy to mention all the sons and daughters of the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz have been arrested since the late king’s death, with their wealth being confiscated in a campaign the Saudi government claims to be meant to root out corruption.