put his own brother in jail
The Saudi prince is also known as a ruthless prince. After Khashoggi’s murder, the world came to know about the scary aspect of Prince when a tape came out in public. In the quest to make himself the most powerful in Saudi Arabia, he imprisoned many people. These were the people who challenged his rule. It also includes the country’s most powerful former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and the Sultan’s brother Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.
The Saudi government has never said anything on reports that there were talks of a coup against King Salman and the Crown Prince. In the year 2017, MBS became the most powerful. At that time, the reform programs being run by him were being mentioned in the international media. But somewhere in the country discontent against him was also increasing.
responsible for thousands of deaths
Saudi journalist Khashoggi begins writing about MBS’s fearsome personality. He described how thousands of civilians have been killed in Yemen. It also wrote how the death penalty has increased after Mohammed bin Salman came to power. In 2015, Saudi Arabia waged war against Yemen. Here Houthi rebels were being targeted.
Saudi and UAE conducted more than 20,000 airstrikes with the help of America. In April 2018, MBS defended these attacks, saying that there are many mistakes in any military operation. There have been some unwarranted mistakes on the part of Saudi Arabia or even its alliance.
Lebanese PM ‘Kidnap’
In November 2017, the then Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saada Hariri, visited Saudi Arabia. Here Saudi forces stopped them. Not only this, his phone was also confiscated. A day later, he announced his resignation on Saudi Arabia’s official channel. It is said that after reaching Saudi, King Salman and MBS called them to meet. But a day later he announced his resignation. It is said that he left his post only after this meeting.
uproar in lebanon
The incident caused a lot of uproar in Lebanon. In Lebanon, she was believed to have been abducted by the Saudi King and Prince. Relations in Lebanon began to deteriorate and the country’s president, Michael Aoun, flatly refused to accept the resignation. Not only this, he asked the Saudi authorities to release his detained PM. Hariri accused Iran and Hezbollah of destabilizing his country. He stayed in Saudi Arabia for two weeks. After the efforts of French President Emmanuel Macro, he returned to his country and withdrew his resignation.
atrocities on the rich
In the year 2017, Saudi security forces arrested hundreds of rich people of the country. They were accused of corruption. Those arrested were held for several weeks at the luxurious Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh. Some people were brought to physical harm. It was told by the New York Times that 17 such people who were detained had to be admitted to the hospital.
One of these people had also died. It was said in the report that MBS removed these people because they feared that they could become a threat to them. $ 100 billion worth of goods of those who were arrested were also confiscated.