Saudi authorities have freed Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a contender to the throne, more than three weeks after he was detained in a sweeping royal purge.
Prince Miteb, a former National Guard chief, was among more than 200 high-profile political and business figures held on November 4 in what Saudi authorities dubbed an anti-corruption swoop.
He was released last night, a source close to the government inormed the news agency AFP. The prince was not reachable for comment.
Prince Miteb was one of the most politically influential royal detained in the crackdown, which swept up other royal family members, ministers and business tycoons.