Khaled al-Jabry, son of former Saudi intelligence officer Saad al-Jabry, who resides in Canada, revealed details of the kidnapping his brothers by the Saudi authorities’.
Khaled al-Jabry, a physician, told Fox News that his brothers are being held hostage, and their fate is unknown.
He stated that their mother, who lives in Canada too, used to call them, Omar, 21, and Sarah, 20, early in the morning every day, but on March 16, their phones were turned off.
He indicated that they had received news from neighbors and eyewitnesses, that the house was stormed at six o’clock that morning, and arrested his two brothers.
He added, “This is very worrying, and since that day we know nothing about them. Did the authorities torture them? It makes no sense that the government did not inform us if they were fine, unless they seriously harmed them.”
Al-Jabry’s son called on the Saudi authorities to provide evidence that his brothers Sarah and Omar are alive.
The US State Department said that the former Saudi intelligence officer, Saad Al-Jabry, was a reliable partner of the United States of America in its war on terror, guaranteeing the safety of Americans and Saudis.
The US State Department confirmed that the persecution of Al-Jabry’s family is unacceptable, and asked the Saudi authorities to explain the arrest of members of his family.
Al-Jabry filed a lawsuit in the Criminal Court in Washington against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and other officials for attempting to kill him.
According to the document, Al-Jabri submitted the details of the complaint to a court in Columbia County, Washington, against Bin Salman and his office manager Badr Al-Asaker, and the former royal court advisor Saud Al-Qahtani, who is reportedly involved in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Fox News, Al-Jabry’s family confirmed that the main reason behind filing the lawsuit was to try to get answers whether his sons are still alive or not.
Al-Jabry had left Riyadh in 2017, and decided not to return, fearing for his safety. Moved most of his children and family to the United States and Canada, but Omar and Sara stayed in Saudi Arabia awaiting the American student visa. After they obtained it, they were prevented from leaving the country.
Khaled al-Jabry stressed that his family does not want proof that his siblings are only alive, “but there is no justification for detaining children.”
In an interview with “Fox News,” Daniel Hoffman, an intelligence officer who worked in the field of counterterrorism in the Middle East, said that he had never met someone with better knowledge of counterterrorism like Saad al-Jabry.
“He was a dedicated and brilliant employee who embodied the partnership between Riyadh and Washington,” he added.
Hoffman noted that Al-Jaby played an important role in foiling a plot to blow up planes using bombs hidden in ink tanks inside printers in 2010.
He stressed that if the Saudi authorities did detain his children, this would be a violation of their human rights.
Major General Saad Al-Jabry had filed a lawsuit in an American court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 13 others, accusing them of trying to assassinate him.
Al-Jabri said in the lawsuit that bin Salman sent an assassination squad to Canada, to try to assassinate him in 2018, days after the killing of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, at his country’s consulate in Istanbul.