Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King Salman’s nephew, was sentenced to death for treason by plotting to depose King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) who is seen as the country’s de facto ruler, according to The Institute for Gulf Affairs’ (IGA) exclusive news informed by relatives of Fahd bin Turki.
The source of the information received a text message saying Fahd bin Turki was charged with treason and sentenced to death by a former senior official in Riyadh.
Fahd bin Turki and his son Abdulaziz, the deputy governor of the Aljouf region, were arrested in September on charges of corruption. Fahd bin Turki was also the top commander of the Saudi forces in the Yemen war and removed from his position amidst these allegations just before his arrest.
Fahd bin Turki entered the Saudi military in 1983 and received special operations training in the United States and the United Kingdom before being dismissed and detained last year.
Under the corruption allegations, IGA writes that the leaked documents from the Saudi Ministry of Justice show the transfers of over 100 housing plots in Riyadh to Fahd bin Turki’s four children.
Following King Abdullah’s death in 2015, almost all of his sons and daughters have been arrested or had their riches confiscated in an anti-corruption sweep, according to Saudi authorities. It is known that this elimination process has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.