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The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia

The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia

London- New leads surfacing on the case of conspiring for assassination of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia reveal that the assets and liabilities owned by Mohammad al-Massari have been frozen.

Al-Massari is the primary suspect charged for the lawsuit on conspiring for the assassination of the late King Abdullah.

The Supreme Court spokesperson said that all stocks belonging to al-Massari, allegedly ordered by the late Prime Minister of Libya Muammar Gaddafi to kill King Abdullah, have been frozen until the end of investigations.

The official spokesperson refused to divulge details on al-Massari’s assets in Britain, and restricted the declaration to saying that the decision was issued and al-Massari is currently being interrogated.

UK-based newspaper “The Independent” wrote that police forces in Scotland have interrogated al-Massari in 2014. Criminal investigations then also revolved around the conspiracy.

The lawsuit against al-Massari and Saad al-Faqih has been filed on their plotting for the assassination of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, which was raised after arresting another suspect Abed Arrahman al-A’moudi at Heathrow Airport, London, 2003.

Al-A’moudi was arrested in possession of an approximate 336 thousand dollars, (equivalent to 238 thousand British Pounds Sterling GBP).

He later confessed about the conspiracy, which was a part of a deal with the prosecution for mitigated punishment. Al-A’moudi now is spending 23 years in a U.S. prison for allegations on illegal affairs with the Guddafi administration.

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