To be kidnapped and placed under house arrest by senior members of the Saudi royal family once may be a misfortune. For it to happen twice makes the dark deed that much darker.
However, that is exactly the sorry fate that appears to have befallen Prince Sultan bin Turki, a disinherited Saudi princeling who has been engaged in a long-running campaign for political reform, and who had also started high-profile legal proceedings against the Saudi royal family.
The case had the potential to seriously embarrass the Saudi elite. The prince has apparently been removed from Europe and taken to Saudi Arabia against his will—for a second time.
“He was very naïve,” a source told The Daily Beast, commenting on the bizarre train of events that saw the sultan effectively disappear from international air space this week. Read more