Dual Saudi-American Citizenship Freed After 21 Months

The Saudis first detained Dr. Walid Fitaihi in November 2017 amid what the government called a crackdown on corruption. Despite Dr. Fitaihi’s lengthy detention, the Saudi government never explained the reason for his arrest, and the authorities did not explain his release.

It is unclear whether he was ever charged with a crime.

A spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington declined to comment on Dr. Fitaihi’s release on Wednesday….more: NYTIMES