Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the House of Saud [NOOK Book]

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When Sandy Mitchell was arrested for his alleged involvement in two bombings in Saudi Arabia in December 2000, he thought it was a case of mistaken identity and that he would soon be released. Instead, he spent nearly three years in jail, where he was repeatedly tortured before being forced to sign a confession and admit his guilt on Saudi ...

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Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the House of Saud

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Overview

When Sandy Mitchell was arrested for his alleged involvement in two bombings in Saudi Arabia in December 2000, he thought it was a case of mistaken identity and that he would soon be released. Instead, he spent nearly three years in jail, where he was repeatedly tortured before being forced to sign a confession and admit his guilt on Saudi television.





Throughout his incarceration the Saudi authorities knew that the attacks had been committed by al-Qaeda militants. Yet they kept Mitchell in jail and refused him access to a lawyer for a year. By this time he had been sentenced to death but he was eventually released before the penalty could be imposed.





Saudi Babylon is the story of a shocking miscarriage of justice. But it also reveals an even more disturbing truth: how the British government, mindful of multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia, virtually abandoned Mitchell by adopting a softly-softly diplomatic approach to the corrupt Saudi royal family.





Based on diaries and records of meetings with ministers and officials, this is a powerful exposé of how the British government acts when one of its citizens is illegally imprisoned and tortured by a regime with which it does business.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780577326
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 327 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Hollingsworth is an investigative journalist and author of several books, notably Defending the Realm, MPs for Hire and Thatcher's Fortunes.





Sandy Mitchell was jailed in Saudi Arabia for his alleged role in a series of bomb attacks that began in 2000. He was granted clemency in 2003.



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    SAUDI BABYLON A DELISCIOUS READ I BEGAN WITH A FEW PAGES IN THE MOPRNING WHICH LED TO CHAPTERS BY THE AFTERNOON AND AFTER WHICH I WOUND UP IN BED WITH A LIGHT SN ACK AND A PARTIALLY FINISHED PAPERBACK. I WAS ALWAYS FACIN ATED WITH THE SAUDI ROYALS AND THIS BOOK PROVIDED INSIGHTFUL MANNERISMS TO OBSERVE SHOULD I EVER COME ACCORSS ONE OF THEM. I READ JEAN P. SASSONS SERIES ON PRINCESS SULTANA HER CIRCLE AND HER DAUGHTERS. BUT THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON THE LIVES OF THE PRINCES RATHER THAN THE DAILY CONDITION OF THE WOMAN IN SAUDI ARABIA. THEY'RE LIVES CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS EXTRAVAGENCE IN THE FAST LANE. GOOD LOOK AT HOW THE LAW (SHARIA) LAW PROTECTS THE ECONOMY.

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