Saudi Arabia to seek extradition of corruption suspects

Saudi Arabia has recently detained a number of high-profile businessmen and public figures on accusations of corruption. Its public prosecutor has now announced that it will also seek the extradition of corruption suspects living abroad, though has not yet identified any targets.

Although Saudi Arabia has said the moves are a crackdown on corruption, others believe it is an attempt by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate his power. This perception may make it more difficult for Saudi Arabia to secure the extradition of suspects living abroad.

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