Twitter activist: “Saudi Crown Prince no longer trusts his own guards, relies on foreign mercenaries”
SANA’A – The famous but anonymous whistleblower and activist Mujtahidd, a Saudi social media human rights activist whose true identity remains unknown, has revealed confidential information regarding the Saudi royal family, especially related to crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS).
MBS, who is generally seen as the main authority figure in the Saudi kingdom, and is most responsible for the Saudi invasion of Yemen and the war crimes committed there, is reportedly suffering from severe paranoia that has even affected his personal choice of guards.
“MBS is not feeling comfortable due to the leaking of sensitive information in about Prince Ahmed (his uncle), and suspicion is directed to several people,” Mujtahidd said on his Twitter account on Monday.
“The prince no longer trusts his Saudi private guards, so he relies on foreign-trained mercenaries to protect him,” the source continues, stating that the mercenaries are supplied and trained in coordination with the Israeli secret service Mossad.
The Royal Guards of Saudi Arabia are reportedly only used for the guarding of the palaces and estates of the royal family or guarding the prince during outdoor visits to events, but are extensively monitored and can only enter buildings that MBS resides in after extensive checks by heavily-armed mercenary units.
Mujtahidd’s statement even mentions that the “the Saudi guards have pistols with only one shot,” in order to ensure that they pose as little danger as possible in the event of them turning against the prince.
The reports notes that “the situation within the ruling family is very tense, and Mohammed Bin Salman knows about the anger within the family”
Muhammad bin Salman has made a rapid rise to power since 2017, following which he organised a merciless crackdown on potential competitors for power. Several high-ranking princes and businessmen have been jailed, and often only released after massive sums in bail were paid to the prince.
The prince has also increased persecution against the Shia community of the country, as well as dissenting voices. Recently news broke that the Saudi regime is seeking the death penalty for women’s rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham. And in the past month alone, the kingdom’s prosecutor’s office asked for the execution of three highly influential Sunni clerics Salman al-Odah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari, despite none of them having any sort of criminal dossier.