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Exclusive interview with the renounced prince of Saudi Arabia

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In an interview with RT, Saudi prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud, who renounced his family, spoke about what made him break off relations with his relatives and leave his homeland. He also commented on the current political situation in the country and noted that he is counting on young people.




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.

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  1. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 14 August 2013 10: 12 New
    +9
    It is strange that a Saudi conscience has awakened. Although what just does not happen on Earth. But, the fact that such people began to appear in the camp of our "friends" is good.

    Sincerely.
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 14 August 2013 15: 27 New
      +1
      Yes, conscience has nothing to do with it, 25 other heirs are standing in line for the throne, and I really want to steer, I have seen enough of color revolutions and decided that he has a chance, and as usual youth will go forward.
      1. Ruslan_F38
        Ruslan_F38 14 August 2013 17: 53 New
        0
        Quote: tilovaykrisa
        Yes, conscience has nothing to do with it, 25 other heirs are standing in line for the throne, and I really want to steer, I have seen enough of color revolutions and decided that he has a chance, and as usual youth will go forward.


        Yes, of course, what conscience is just a struggle for power.
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 14 August 2013 10: 12 New
    +7
    quote-So, Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud said that a small number of members of the ruling family dispose of power, wealth and resources in their own interests - despite the common interests of the people, citizens, and unlike other countries, the authorities are not even able to hear legitimate demands of the people.

    briefly, confusion and vacillation, a revolution is inevitable if the prince has a conscience ............ we are waiting for the so-called Arab but not spring and summer and now in Saudi Arabia. The stick has two ends - this is an axiom.
  3. Canep
    Canep 14 August 2013 10: 13 New
    +3
    Not nearly surprised. I was surprised if they said in the Republic of Tajikistan that the CA is a democratic state of law.
  4. alone
    alone 14 August 2013 10: 14 New
    +8
    it seems the Saudi authorities decided to transfer power to themselves by revolution. the tail is a delicate matter !!
  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 14 August 2013 10: 17 New
    +2
    The tough measures that the Saudi authorities take against proponents of democracy are overlooked by the international community.
    What they do there is never really advertised. The "world community" is modestly silent as always.
  6. Stiletto
    Stiletto 14 August 2013 10: 17 New
    +2
    Look, even among the sheikhs, at least one normal man has been found!
  7. pa_nik
    pa_nik 14 August 2013 10: 20 New
    +6
    Quote: JIaIIoTb
    It’s strange that Saud’s conscience was awakened.


    Perhaps planning to lead the opposition ?? wink
  8. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 14 August 2013 10: 23 New
    +5
    "It would be a state system similar to European states, but with its own characteristics," the prince said.

    What other features? No features, all the charms should be present: gays, juvenile justice, rallies and women in power in mini-skirts. smile
  9. ariy_t
    ariy_t 14 August 2013 10: 30 New
    +8
    Good move ... laughing However, the old ... Good saud and bad saud .. good The choice is inevitable ... Is it a ride ??? Kindergarten webbing pants ... fool
  10. Flooding
    Flooding 14 August 2013 10: 47 New
    +3
    Quote: lonely
    it seems the Saudi authorities decided to transfer power to themselves by revolution. the tail is a delicate matter !!

    Very similar to that. It would be very naive to believe that the prince suddenly awakened conscience and civic responsibility. The plot is famously twisted, and we just sat down in chairs in anticipation of the premiere. I propose to take a comfortable position, I think it will be very interesting.
    Saudi production + American directing promises us an exciting political detective story.
    Yes, and advertising admonished on time in order to attract avid spectators to spectacles.
  11. IRBIS
    IRBIS 14 August 2013 10: 51 New
    +5
    Quote: ariy_t
    Good move ... laughing However, the old ... Good saud and bad saud .. good The choice is inevitable ... Is it a ride ??? Kindergarten webbing pants ... fool

    Aha, his conscience "woke up". Apparently, this prince is not even in the top ten who want to climb the throne. So I decided to work from the opposite, on contradictions - maybe it will be counted when dividing the power pie. Now he will lead the opposition and will push accusatory speeches. Old as the world ...
  12. falcon
    falcon 14 August 2013 10: 55 New
    +3
    Yes, he was appointed to the opposition, as the "youngest" in the family, senior comrades. :)) The presence of "opposition" is in itself a sign of democracy.
  13. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 14 August 2013 10: 58 New
    +2
    CA is an ally of the United States and supports its policy in the region, i.e. a policy of chaos and devastation, among which the SA, Qatar, Israel look "civilized".
  14. Ascetic
    Ascetic 14 August 2013 11: 02 New
    +5
    Saudi Arabia is a prominent ally of the empire of good, the zoo of democracy. I sleep and see how democratic "spring", "autumn", "summer" and "winter" comes to Saudi Arabia, and all at the same time!
    As in the old joke
    Early morning. On deck in a drizzling rain, a sailor on duty watches a fish. He draws a fishing line, looks: on a hook is a goldfish.
    “Let me go, sailor!” I will fulfill your every desire!
    The sailor was surprised and thinks: "Now he will fulfill my wish, then I want to fulfill some more, and then a stupid life will begin altogether, like in a fairy tale."
    “No, I’m better than letting you go so little fish, out of harm's way.” And you fulfill any desire of the first to come here on deck.
    He released it, sits on, catches fish. Suddenly, the boatswain enters the deck.
    - Are you sitting, fenya vigorous? And the deck isn’t torn! Oh! Well, the weather, a thousand anchors in my ass! A-A-A-A !!!! Not all at once !!!
  15. vkrav
    vkrav 14 August 2013 11: 02 New
    +4
    Indeed, it looks like the nomination of an "alternative democratic" leader
  16. a52333
    a52333 14 August 2013 11: 12 New
    +2
    Yes, it looks like a trailer for a new movie. The situation in the CA is turbulent, in my opinion Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud was simply taken aside so that in the event of a mess, he could drive to Riyadh on a white horse. The revolution was a success, and everything is in the same place. Oh, my heart feels that I need to stock up on food.
  17. bask
    bask 14 August 2013 11: 17 New
    +4
    Quote: ariy_t
    ... good saud and bad saud.

    Good Saud - Dead Saud. am I do not believe all this m **** and, they are all enemies of Russia and the Russian people
    1. Fastblast
      Fastblast 14 August 2013 17: 49 New
      0
      Plus

      And he doesn’t bake for the people, but for a piece of the pie.
  18. tranzit
    tranzit 14 August 2013 11: 39 New
    +2
    RT well done, work well hi
  19. dc120mm
    dc120mm 14 August 2013 11: 52 New
    +2
    :) And according to America, there is democracy there?
  20. duke
    duke 14 August 2013 12: 30 New
    +2
    What the prince is talking about means the Islamic revolution along the Iranian model, only adjusted for Sunnism. Of course, there is no question of any European version, just power will leave the king to the mullahs - and as you know, radish is not sweeter
  21. Day 11
    Day 11 14 August 2013 12: 48 New
    +1
    Power, money (huge) - everyone loves! How to come to this? --- There are different ways. This option is also good
  22. knn54
    knn54 14 August 2013 13: 03 New
    +3
    Arabian writer Nasser al-Said, author of The History of the Saudis. After its publication, the author, who was outside of Saudi Arabia, died in an assassination attempt organized by assassins hired by the royal Saudi family.
    "The Saudis are descended from a Jew from Basra, Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Musa, who converted to Islam."
    Shiites call Wahhabis, one of the trends of Judaism.
    Wahhabism arose at the beginning of the 18th century - almost immediately after the emergence of the Bank of England, based on the money of Jewish slave traders from the Netherlands, English pirates and English nobility - in fact, mixed together to complete confusion. At the same time, the agent of the British Ministry for Colonial Affairs Hamfer had the greatest influence on the emergence of Wahhabism.
    Prince Khalid Bin Farhan clearly stated: "The Saudi regime is not subject to either God's laws or the laws of the country."
    Saudis speaking the language of the Prophet, under the cover of Islam, are fighting against Islam.
    PS If the ruling dynasties of the SA and Jordan (the descendants of Muhammad) were such Orthodox, then on the map there would be no kingdoms, but caliphates ...
    1. vkrav
      vkrav 14 August 2013 14: 57 New
      +1
      Jewish arab:
      "You and I are of the same blood - you and me!" (C) laughing
      That the Arabs, that the Jews are Semites. The blood is one, the faith is different.
  23. quolta
    quolta 14 August 2013 13: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: bask
    Quote: ariy_t
    ... good saud and bad saud.

    Good Saud - Dead Saud. am I do not believe all this m **** and, they are all enemies of Russia and the Russian people

    I agree to the campaign and they start reeling
  24. alone
    alone 14 August 2013 13: 10 New
    -1
    but I think they are the same !! as in the good old cartoon
  25. Andrey Skokovsky
    Andrey Skokovsky 14 August 2013 13: 24 New
    +2
    Quote: Apollon
    quote-So, Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud said that a small number of members of the ruling family dispose of power, wealth and resources in their own interests - despite the common interests of the people, citizens, and unlike other countries, the authorities are not even able to hear legitimate demands of the people.

    briefly, confusion and vacillation, a revolution is inevitable if the prince has a conscience ............ we are waiting for the so-called Arab but not spring and summer and now in Saudi Arabia. The stick has two ends - this is an axiom.


    power in the SA has long been in the hands of one family, they know perfectly well what power is and do not want to lose it at all

    today the situation is that if Syria persists then these gentlemen will be robustly decentralized and they will have to stupidly go nowhere, which of course they don’t want,
    so they lay straws for themselves in advance in the face of such a "correct and repentant prince", so that if they break, then at least not to death, a complete loss of power in the east is most likely death .......
  26. Botanologist
    Botanologist 14 August 2013 14: 32 New
    +1
    Quote: JIaIIoTb
    It’s strange that Saud’s conscience was awakened.


    Most likely - he was drunk in the cold for some free-thinking thoughts, and just in case - it will come in handy as the leader of the opposition. He will gather young people, throw them under the tanks, pass them over like kittens, and then smoothly hand over power to the "prodigal" son. And everyone is fine, and the family will not suffer.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 14 August 2013 19: 44 New
      0
      Quote: Botanologist
      just in case-useful as the leader of the opposition.

      True thought, support.
      Emergency insurance.
      Quote: Botanologist
      Gather youth, throw under the tanks, pass them like kittens,

      It is unlikely that such a long time in power. They will repose theirs in the name of Allah!
  27. core
    core 14 August 2013 15: 37 New
    +2
    I don’t know how it is about the revolution, but what I definitely like is that our TV hosts, all the beauties, even among the Americans, found the cutest, or you can look at their TV, and there it’s the cutest, worse than our butt from AK.