In Saudi Arabia, Prince Haled Ben Talal was released after several months of detention. Previously, he criticized the methods of fighting corruption, which resulted in the arrest of about 200 princes, Ministers and businessmen.
Prince Khaled bin Talal’s relatives shared photos on social media allegedly taken this weekend, showing the Prince welcoming his family, the BBC reports.
The Prince, who was held for almost a year, was the nephew of king Salman.
Brother Prince Khaled, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, were among the dozens of princes and other dignitaries who were detained as a result of corruption at the end of last year.
The last step occurs on the background of severe pressure on the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Analysts say Saudi authorities seem to be trying to defuse the crisis by providing support to the Royal family.
Other photos shared by relatives showed the Prince kissing and hugging his son, who had been in a coma for several years.
The Saudi government did not give an official explanation for the Prince’s detention or his release.
But the Wall Street Journal reported that the Prince was held in a “luxurious prison” at the Ritz-Carlton hotel for 11 months for criticizing the mass detention last year of more than 200 princes, Ministers and businessmen on charges of corruption.