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American singer calls on Bin Salman to release Saudi royal

April 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

US pop star Cher

US pop star Cher has called on the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, to release another member of the royal family and former Governor of Riyadh, Turki Bin Abdullah, who’s a friend of her son Elijah. In a tweet addressed to Bin Salman last Friday, Cher said that she was “worried” for the fate of her son’s “good friend”.

“He’s a young prince with a kind [heart emoji], and no desire to take over anything,” explained Cher. She pointed out that her son Elijah is “heartbroken” and speaks “so fondly” of Turki.

“Be kind to Turki and let him go free, insha’Allah [God-Willing],” the 71-year old American singer added.

Turki Bin Abdullah was among the 381 Saudi businessmen, royals and government officials summoned and detained under a royal order issued in November last year, allegedly as part of Saudi Arabia’s nationwide crackdown against corruption instigated by the Crown Prince.