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Saudi Intelligence Agency Runs 20 Secret Prisons, Activists Say

From the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights. The Presidency of State Security runs nearly twenty prisons and detention centers across Saudi Arabia, in addition to major prisons with high-security measures such as Al-Ha’ir Prison, Dammam Investigation Prison, Dhahban Prison, and Al-Tarfiya Prison. Monitoring by the European-Saudi Organization confirmed that detainees were subjected to various types...

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US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

                          Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence. From CNNPolitics Simply put, in invoking the state secrets privilege, the most senior US intelligence official is trying to prevent the revelation of classified information in legal proceedings triggered not by an adversary, but by one...

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Former Saudi Intelligence Official Says MBS Is Trying to Kill Him

Under President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the long-standing U.S.-Saudi relationship, lubricated by oil and weapons sales, has degenerated into a gangsterly alliance in which MBS feels free to intimidate his rivals and critics while Jared Kushner pursues business deals. Case in point: former Saudi intelligence chief Saad Aljabri. He was the head...

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Deputy Saudi Intelligence Chief Indicted for Khashoggi Assassination

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a friend of the Trump White House and a business partner with Jared Kushner. He deploys the Saudi spy service, known as the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) to suppress critics at home and, Turkish prosecutors say, to assassinate them abroad. Turkish officials have indicted 18 men in connection...


Sen. Murphy Asks Intelligence Agencies to Probe Bezos Phone Hack 

Last week’s story about the hacking of Jeff Bezo’s phone won’t go away.The U.N> is investigating and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) wants the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence to investigate as well. From The Hill “The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos,...