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Saudi prince who criticized arrest of relatives is sacked

AP  |  Dubai 

Saudi websites are reporting that a who headed the kingdom's has been sacked from his post and replaced by a military officer.

The move comes after he purportedly made an audio recording calling the government's publicly stated reasons for arresting 11 princes "false" and "illogical."

The nearly six-minute-long audio has been posted online and published on this week. The Associated Press could not independently verify its authenticity.

After the audio was made public, state-linked Saudi websites Sabq and Okaz reported Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed had been fired from his post.

Saudi Arabia's on Sunday said the 11 princes were arrested for protesting a royal order to halt utility payments for royals.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 18:40 IST