Saudi king’s brother in a hunger strike to protest Mohammed bin Salman
A British website, quoting private Saudi sources, has released exclusive details from inside a hospital where the prince, who objected to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, lies.
The ” Middle East Eye” said that “Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, half-brother of King Salman, the first progressive reform in the Al-Saud, entered into a hunger strike to protest the cleansing campaign, which affected three of his sons.”
The 86-year-old prince’s strike began on Nov. 10, almost a week after the arrest of his first son, Walid, and has so far lost 10 kilos of weight.
Last week, a feeding tube was inserted in his stomach, but his condition is not stable, according to the British website several people who visited him at King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh.
Prince Talal did not disclose that, when visited by King Salman in late November, condolences to comfort him in the death of their sister Madawi, when the king appeared kissing the hand of Talal, who was then sitting in a wheelchair, according to one of the hospital visited him.
Visiting added, “The Prince was not raised on that occasion with the king, the issue of the arrest of his three sons; because he did not want to exploit his relationship with the king, to demand the release of his sons, while others remain in prison, but there is no doubt about why stop Talal Eat, we know him well, and know why he does it. There is no medical reason for his loss of appetite. “