Saudi prince's daughter tweets joy at dad's release

Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal’s daughter Reem tweets picture of her father, telling him ‘you are my world’

Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal.


Riyadh: The daughter of Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal on Sunday tweeted a picture of her father, expressing happiness at his release from detention, in the first reaction from a family member.

“You’ve lit up the world, you are my world,” Reem Bint Al Waleed tweeted, posting a picture of her father sporting a beard.

Prince Al Waleed was the most high-profile detainee among 350 suspects rounded up since November 4, including business tycoons and ministers, who were held in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Detained for nearly three months, he was released on Saturday after striking an undisclosed financial agreement with the authorities, a government source said.

“The attorney general this morning approved the settlement with Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal,” paving the way for his release, a government source told AFP on Saturday, without disclosing figures.

The prince is ranked among the richest people in the world, with Forbes once estimating his fortune to be worth $18.7 billion (Dh69 billion).

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