The Saudi prince answered the question, which explains his break with the royal family of Saudi Arabia and why he took this step. So, Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud stated that a small number of members of the ruling family are in charge of the power, property of the country and resources in their own interests - despite the common interests of the people, citizens, and unlike other countries, the authorities are not able to even hear the legitimate demands of the people. .
For example, demands for people's participation in the political life of a country or calls for drafting a Sharia-based constitution that will determine the powers of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government so that they do not contradict each other, but act in harmony. According to the prince, the authorities must respect the dignity of a Saudi citizen, protect his freedoms and human rights.
According to Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud, there is a strong wave of repression in Saudi Arabia, because the authorities are afraid of the Arab revolutions and react to them in the traditional way - repression, violence, arbitrariness, arrests; the regime does not rely on justice, which is not an independent authority. The prince also expressed his attitude towards the opposition, stating that at the moment the state can only talk about regime change. According to him, the real power is now represented by the youth opposition, which is not adjacent to any particular party.
Young people want freedom, want to feel like citizens, worthy of respect, as it happens in other countries. Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud explained that he belongs to the reform movement not as a member of any particular political party and dreams of a modern democratic state, where there is a separation of powers and a constitution written on the basis of the Islamic Sharia, there is an independent judiciary . This would be a polity similar to European states, but with its own characteristics, the prince said.
Saudi Arabian authorities do not allow the opposition to open his mouth
The harsh measures that the Saudi authorities are taking against the supporters of democracy, remain without the attention of the international community. At the same time, the country continues to advise other regional powers how to develop democracy. RT correspondent Lindsay France found out how local authorities deal with the opposition in their own country.