Saudi detention of children of former official draws rare reprimand from Trump administration | World news


The Trump administration has issued a rare rebuke to Saudi Arabia for the detention of two of the adult children of a former Saudi intelligence official who is credited with protecting Americans from al-Qaida threats.A letter signed by a State Department official said any persecution of Saad Aljabri’s family members by Saudi authorities was “unacceptable” and called for the “immediate release” of the two children, Omar and Sarah Aljabri, who were arrested at their home in Riyadh in March. and have been detained indefinitely.


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