Saudi to Release Detained Jordanian Activist

Khaled Al Natour, a Jordanian detained in Saudi Arabia for undisclosed reasons since January, is expected to be released soon, a Foreign Ministry official said Saturday.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sabah Al Rafei said the ministry and Jordan’s embassy in Riyadh “are exerting huge efforts to release Natour and send him home safely”.

Rafei noted that Natour is expected to be released in the coming days upon promises from the Saudi side, without elaborating further about his whereabouts or the reasons behind his arrest.