One of the Mideast’s Richest Men Is Among Freed Saudi Detainees

By Nizar Manek and Vivian Nereim, 28 January 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi was released more than a year after his arrest in what authorities said was a crackdown on corruption, becoming the latest detainee to be freed under mysterious circumstances.
Al Amoudi was let go after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed raised his case during a visit to Saudi Arabia last year, the premier’s office said. A Saudi official said in December that Al Amoudi was charged with corruption and would face trial.
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