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Saudi princesses: Held captive according to U.N. email claim

Saudi princesses: Held captive according to U.N. email claim.
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Saudi princesses held captive according to U.N. email claim. Allegations were sent to the UN human rights office. According to the Toronto Star on Mar. 12, many of the king's daughter’s are being held against their will.

Allegations submitted to the UN human rights office claim that several daughters of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have been held for the past 13 years in the royal compound in Jeddah.

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights received Saudi princesses captivity email. It may take many months before anything else is made public. It is not clear if the claims will be investigated yet. These claims were directed at a UN special investigator on violence against women.

The story originally came to light when The Sunday Times of London published a story about Saudi Princesses Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38. Both claim that they and their sisters are being held in a royal compound in Jeddah. The email also revealed that they have been held captive for 13 years.

The Saudi princesses mother, Alanoud Alfayez, who is divorced from the king, lives in London. She has contacted the UN about their plight as well.

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