A close associate to Hadi, the head of “legitimacy” authority, who was ousted by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, revealed the formation of a Saudi committee to inventory Hadi’s property in preparation for its confiscation. This comes after the leak of a picture to Hadi in his detention in Riyadh.
Anis Mansour, advisor at Hadi’s embassy in Riyadh, stated that Khalid bin Salman formed a special committee to start listing Hadi’s wealth in Saudi banks and others in the National Bank of Egypt. Noting that this step paves the way for its confiscation.
The formation of a committee came to pursue Hadi’s wealth, who arrived in 2015 with clothes he bought from the Sultanate of Oman, before continuing to Riyadh after fleeing from Yemen. His crew succeeding in breaking the Saudi ban on him, a photo was leaked revealing that he was under house arrest, while Hadi appeared in a bad situation.
The Saudi move indicates to the continuation of differences between bin Salman and Hadi, with the latter continuing to reject efforts to transfer his powers to a presidential council amid mounting Saudi fears of turning the table on it, especially with western parties joining pressure to release him.