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Saudi princess released from prison

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Saudi princess
Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been detained without charge for nearly three years, her legal adviser said.

Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 57, is a businesswoman, rights activist, and member of the Saudi royal family.

She and her adult daughter Souhoud Al-Sharif went missing in March 2019.

"The princess is doing fine but will be seeking medical expertise," her legal adviser Henri Estramant said.

"She seems worn out but is in good spirits and thankful to reunite with her sons in person."

Princess Basmah was set to travel overseas for medical treatment around the time of her arrest in late February 2019. At the time of her detention, she was informed that she was accused of trying to forge a passport, a close relative said at the time.

The Saudi government has never publicly commented on the case.

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