Saudi Arabia denies Prince Abdulaziz's death in graft purge, says leader is 'alive and well'
Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd, a son of the late king Fahd, was rumoured to have been killed in custody or while resisting arrest
Riyadh: Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd, a son of the late king Fahd, was rumoured to have been killed in custody or while resisting arrest amid the crackdown at the weekend.
The hashtag "death of Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd" has since featured on social media, fuelling fevered speculation online.
"There is no truth whatsoever to rumours circulating in media concerning Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd", an information ministry spokesman said in a statement.
"Prince Abdulaziz is alive and well."
Dozens of high-profile figures including princes, ministers as well as billionaire tycoon Al-Waleed bin Talal were swept up in the weekend crackdown — just after an anti-graft commission headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was established.
It was the biggest purge of the kingdom's elite in modern Saudi history.
Separately, on Sunday another prince, Mansour bin Moqren, was reported killed in a helicopter crash near the kingdom's southern border with Yemen. Authorities did not reveal the cause of the crash.
Shashikala passes away: Revisiting the 'good woman' roles portrayed by the iconic Bollywood femme fatale
When cast against type, Shashikala unostentatiously strung together a series of parts notable for the manner in which they spoke of rare and treasured feminine kinship, usually relegated to the footnotes of the prevailing cinematic culture.
Remembering Carla Zampatti: How the Australian designer pioneered wearable yet cosmopolitan clothes for women
Carla Zampatti was primarily a proud, feminist fashion designer, promoting economic independence and agency for women. What she had achieved from the 1960s was remarkable. Australia is poorer without her and her pioneering fashion ethos.
George Floyd murder trial: Jury shown video of death; prosecutor says police officer ‘betrayed badge’
Accused police officer Derek Chauvin’s attorney said he would prove that Floyd died due to drugs and a medical condition rather than asphyxiation