Exclusive interview with renouncing the family Prince of Saudi Arabia

In an interview with RT Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud, who abandoned his family, talked about what caused him to break off relations with his family and leave the country. He also commented on the current political situation in the country and noted that focuses on youth. 

Saudi prince answered the question, which explains his break with the royal family of Saudi Arabia, and why he took this step. So, Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud said that the government, the country's heritage and resources, dispose of a small number of members of the ruling family in their own interest — despite the common interests of the people, the citizens, and in contrast to other countries, the authorities can not even hear the legitimate demands of the people .

For example, the requirement of people's participation in the political life of the country and calls for a constitution based on Sharia law, which will define the powers of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government, so that they do not contradict each other and act in concert. According to Prince, the authorities must respect the dignity of the Saudi citizen to defend his freedom and human rights.

According to Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia is a strong wave of repression, because the authorities are afraid of the Arab revolutions and react to them in the traditional way — repression, violence, tyranny, arrests, treatment is not based on justice, which is not an independent authority. Prince also expressed his attitude towards the opposition, saying that at this point in the state can only be a question of regime change. According to him, the real power of youth is now an opposition that is not adjacent to any particular party.

Young people want freedom, they want to feel like citizens, worthy of respect, as is the case in other countries. Saudi Prince Khaled Bin Farhan Al-Saud said here that belongs to the reform movement is not a member of any particular political party and dreams of a modern democratic state, where there is a separation of powers and the constitution, written on the basis of Islamic Sharia law, there is an independent judiciary . This would be a state structure that is similar to European countries, but with their own features, said the Prince.

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