Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal tweets for first time since release from detention
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal tweeted for the first time on Friday since his release from detention following the kingdom’s crackdown on corruption in early November.
“With my son @KhaledAlwaleed, my daughter @Reem_Alwaleed, my grandchildren, and the company of my family and people in an outdoor camp,” he tweeted, posting pictures of the outing.
مع إبني @KhaledAlwaleed
و إبنتي @Reem_Alwaleed
وحفيداتي برفقة أهلي وناسي في مخيم البر pic.twitter.com/y7miqUiWQO
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) 2 February 2018
Prince Alwaleed, one of the country’s most prominent tycoons, was released late January after more than two months of detention at the opulent Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. The last time he tweeted was on November 1, 2017 — just days before his detention.
He continued to maintain his innocence of any corruption, saying in an earlier interview with Reuters that his detention was a misunderstanding
He also has said that he expected to keep full control of his global investment firm Kingdom Holding and that he supported reform efforts by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who led the anti-corruption campaign.