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Saudi Arabia graft suspects were physically abused: report

RIYADH: Prominent Saudi Arabians held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported Monday, describing fear and uncertainty even after their release. The newspaper said at least 17 detainees were hospitalised after facing abuse, while a Saudi general later died in custody with what witnesses said appeared to be a broken neck. Many of the 381 suspects, including princes, ministers and tycoons, remain under military surveillance and some have…