Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly detained high-profile members of the royal family.
That includes former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as well as Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the younger brother of the Saudi King.
Reports suggest that they have both been accused of treason.
Saudi guards have also arrested one of Mohammed Bin Nayef's brothers.
They are now likely under threat of life imprisonment or possible execution.
Both could have been rivals to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the throne when King Salman dies. Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal explains what these detentions mean for the kingdom and their impact on Saudi politics.
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