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Rebel Saudi Prince Launches Opposition Movement

Opposition prince Khalid bin Farhan Al Saud announced the establishment of the “Freedom Movement for the People of the Arabian Peninsula”, which calls for the establishment of the constitutional monarchy of the Kingdom.

The Prince opposed to the rule of the “Al Saud”, based in Germany, in a tweet on the site “Twitter”: “Statement No. (1) of the freedom movement of the people of the Arabian Peninsula, wait us to live in a live speech to the Saudi people, the ruling family and the Arab and Islamic nation to announce the activation of the movement.”

Prince Khaled bin Farhan al-Saud said in a video that he “established a Saudi political movement opposed to be the nucleus of the political transition in the Kingdom to a free constitutional monarchy in which the king does not rule.”

He explained his position, that the Kingdom is witnessing “a regime of reactionary police dictatorship, all adheres to the person of the king, has accelerated the system in the collapse of the kingdom,” he said.

He attacked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying: “The Kingdom turned to this dictatorship reactionary when the imposition of those who do not deserve the mandate of the Covenant.”

He said that Ibn Salman “distorted the reputation and prestige of the Kingdom internationally, Islamic and Arab, and worked on the dependence of the Kingdom of the young Zionists.”

He added: “This was accompanied by waste of state resources uncontrollably.”

He added that this was accompanied by “his determination to besiege the simple Saudi citizen by imposing a set of unjustified taxes, and increase the cost of living.”

In March, the opposition prince launched his movement, which calls for regime change in the kingdom and ensures the protection of dissidents who fled it, after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi officials in October 2018.

The opposition prince revealed to the Independent newspaper that he is seeking a constitutional monarchy in the Kingdom and holding elections to appoint a prime minister and government in order to combat chronic human rights violations and injustice in the country.

“The kingdom needs a new system like other democracies, where people have the right to elect the government,” Prince Khaled, 41, told the newspaper.

He pointed out that he has a vision of the judicial system, human rights and accountability, but must now focus on the Constitution and help the Saudis in Europe, as he put it.

Bin Farhan pledged at the time to protect opponents fleeing the kingdom, especially after the escalation of repression after the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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