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Saudi imprisons ex-public security head for 25 years for corruption

A court has sentenced former director of Saudi Arabia’s Public Security agency Khaled bin Qarar Al-Harbi to 25 years in prison. The official was found guilty of corruption and abuse of power.

The New Arab reports with reference to the human rights organization. However, Saudi authorities have neither released a statement on the case nor confirmed the sentence.

The authorities arrested Khaled bin Karar Al-Harbi last September by order of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and fired him as director of Saudi Arabia’s public security agency on corruption charges.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Khaled bin Karar Al-Harbi was accused of embezzling public money for personal benefit, as well as forgery, bribery and abuse of power.

The investigation was carried out by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority.