A breakthrough documentary by the BBC has revealed a dirty secret of the Saudi Royal family. In the last two years itself, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared, according to a new documentary broadcast on the BBC Arabic channel.
One thing common between all the three princes were critical of the Saudi government and there was evidence that the three princes were kidnapped and deported to Saudi Arabia. Also the report also confirms that the hijacking was consistent with a government programme that systematically hijacks Saudi dissidents.
The kidnapped princes are Sultan bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Prince Turki bin Bandar and Saud bin Saif al Nasr.
Early on June 12, 2003, Sultan bin Turki bin Abdulaziz is being driven to a palace on the outskirts of Geneva. Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd had invited him to breakfast.
Abdulaziz asks Sultan to return to Saudi Arabia – where he says a conflict over Sultan’s criticisms of the leadership will be resolved.
But what he doesn’t know is that this was a set up to kidnap the prince. This shocking revelation reveals the cold blooded dealing of the Saudi Royal family with those who do not agree with them.
The same pattern of trying to destroy and silence dissidence is seen with regard to Qatar as well.