Saudi DOOM! Imprisoned Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef No Longer Able To Text From Behind Bars!
The new heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne has launched a crackdown on dissent in recent weeks, attempting to silence activists and critical clerics as well as his deposed predecessor, according to U.S. and Saudi officials familiar with the events. King Salman upended Saudi Arabia’s succession order last month by naming his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince and next in line to the throne, and sidelining his nephew and heir apparent, Mohammed bin Nayef, who has deep ties to U.S. intelligence and is widely viewed by U.S. officials as a stabilizing force in the region. The newly elevated crown prince has limited the movements of Mohammed bin Nayef, the officials said. He has also replaced Mohammed bin Nayef’s guards with ones loyal to the royal court, they said, in a bid to ensure that Mohammed bin Nayef doesn’t take any steps to rally support.“They want to make sure nothing is being plotted,” one of these people said. Referring to Mohammed bin Nayef, a representative of the Saudi royal court said in a text message that there were “no restrictions on his movement whatsoever, either in or outside of Saudi Arabia.” The prince has hosted guests since the leadership change, the representative wrote in an emailed statement. WSJ>>>>>>>>