Ethiopian-born Saudi businessman Al Amoudi freed in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi,

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian-born Saudi businessman Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, arrested in November 2017 during a crackdown on corruption, has been released from detention in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopian state television said on Sunday.

Ethiopian Television cited Arega Yirdaw, chief executive of Al Amoudi’s MIDROC Technology Group, as its source.

Two Saudi sources confirmed that Amoudi had been released on Sunday, nearly 15 months after he was detained with scores of princes, ministers and businessmen in the state-run anti-corruption campaign.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet

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