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Exile claims Saudi prince organised kidnap attempt

A prominent Saudi dissident who was injured in an attack at his home said yesterday he believed he had been the target of a kidnap attempt instigated by a Saudi prince. Saad al-Fagih, head of the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA), suffered a broken rib and leg injuries when two unidentified assailants attacked him with a spanner and a gas spray. Dr Fagih, who worked as a surgeon in Riyadh before being imprisoned for opposition activities and fleeing to Britain, opened his door late on Sunday night to two men who asked if he had sent for a plumber. “I told them no, but they said ‘Your name is here’ and pointed at a piece of paper,” Dr Fagih said. As he moved closer to look at the paper, they grabbed him and sprayed him with gas. Full Story

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