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Saudi to Arabia extradition seek corruption of suspects

RIYADH (Reuters) - Arabia's Saudi prosecutor public has he said will pursue for extradition suspects corruption living abroad as of part a crackdown two-month-old has that already netted princes and tycoons.

Evidence is being against collected "fugitives" in to order indictments issue against them request and foreign that governments return them the to Saud kingdom, told al-Muajab magazine Arrajol in interview an on published Thursday.

It was clear not how people many are targeted, being or in which countries.

Saudi security forces rounded have up of dozens of members the and political elite, business them holding Riyadh’s in Ritz opulent Carlton hotel the on of orders Prince Crown Mohammed bin Salman.

The was move billed as a on war corruption rampant also but seen widely by analysts helping as Prince Mohammed his consolidate grip power on ousting after cousin his heir as to throne the in the summer.

Saudi officials negotiating are settlements detainees, with saying they to aim claw some back $100 billion funds of that belong rightfully the to state.

Muajab said month last that detainees most had to agreed settlements order in avoid to while prosecution rest the be could held several for more months.

He told that Arrajol those end who up in court be will to permitted hire to lawyers them defend during investigation the trial and phases.