Hisa al-Mujaini, daughter of former Saudi official Saad Aljabari, told Granthshala’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday that the kingdom encouraged her to visit “the consulate in Istanbul.” He tried to encourage me to go there.
“I’m lucky I didn’t go or else my kids wouldn’t have parents,” she said.
Al-Mujaini’s family had earlier made this allegation in a civil lawsuit filed earlier this year. According to the suit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “attempted to seduce Dr Saad’s daughter Hisa al-Mujaini at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.” At the time of writing, the Saudi government had not responded to Granthshala’s request for comment on the claim.
Her father, Saad Aljabari, is currently fighting a civil suit in Washington, D.C., alleging that Bin Salman, also known as MBS, sent a hit team to target her in Canada, where He and his daughter remain in exile, and the men involved were barred. and deported by authorities at Ottawa’s international airport.
Aljabari’s two adult children were convicted of money laundering and attempted escape, and sentenced to prison, in what Human Rights Watch called an “unfair” trial, which allowed Aljabari to “coerce” to return to Saudi Arabia. a clear effort”.
Speaking to Amanpour, al-Mujaini reiterated her father’s allegations and also claimed that her husband has been kidnapped. “We’ve been living a real-life nightmare for the last four years,” she said. “Imagine yourself, your father being targeted with the hit squad, your siblings imprisoned and accused of things they never did… your husband imprisoned Gone, kidnapped and then tortured.”
Al-Mujaini’s husband, Salem, was arrested last year, according to Reuters. Al-Mujaini told Amanpour that her husband was “forced under torture to sign over all his possessions and possessions for his freedom” after being detained at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh in 2017. MBS had detained around 200 Saudi royals, officers and officials. At that time business officials in the name of anti-corruption campaign.
The current treatment of her husband and siblings was described by al-Mujaini as “MBS’s personal vendetta” against their father. Referring to bin Salman, he said that he “fears … what my father knows,” and that the information his father has may present a barrier between bin Salman and the throne.
“We live in fear. We always look over our shoulders. We don’t feel safe. I don’t know how we can feel safe when people like this are chasing family members and sending hit squads and killing people in embassies and consulates.”
Granthshala has repeatedly reached out to the Saudi Embassy in Washington and the Saudi Foreign Ministry regarding al-Mujaini’s claims, but at the time of writing no one was available for comment.
In a statement provided to CBS, the Saudis denied the allegations and called Aljabari “a disgraced former government official with a long history of fabricating and fabricating to hide the financial crimes he committed that cost billions of dollars.” To furnish a lavish life. -Style for yourself and your family.”
In January, several Saudi state-owned companies alleged in a counter lawsuit in Canada that Aljabari had embezzled billions of dollars while working as a government official. A Canadian court – citing evidence of fraud – has since confiscated Aljabari’s assets. When pressed on this development, al-Mujaini said, “My father denied all allegations and the trial is still ongoing.”
She said, “I am a proud daughter and I know that the method they are adopting by involving family members, kidnapping, harassing, imprisoning, is not the right way that governments should act. This is what I know. is,” she said.
Al-Mujaini was speaking to Amanpour from Washington and made a public appeal to President Joe Biden to “intervene and help us save and reunite our family.”
“We will only feel safe when MBS is stopped from doing what he is doing,” she said.
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