Now it's up to US singer Cher to stem the arrest wave targeting senior officials, royals and billionaires in Saudi Arabia.
Among those still in prison is Prince Turki bin Abdullah, a former governor of Riyadh and Laut Cher, a friend of her son Elijah. Prince Turki was among the 381 people who were summoned for interrogating them either as suspects or as evidence in a so-called corruption raid that started in November.
"Concern 4 My good friend Prince Turki bin Abdullah, he's a young prince with child (heart Emoji), and no wish 2 take over everything," tweeted Cher on her verified account , added that Elijah is heartbroken and "so speaks Tender of Turki."
She urged Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is on a tour of the US, to be friendly to Turki and "Let let him go free ".
Most Saudi prisoners have since been released In return for financial arrangements, some analysts lead the detention to call an intimidation tactic or shakedown. The authorities have refused to settle with 56 people .