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The families who flew on private jets can not gain access to their bank accounts, even wives and children have been forbidden to travel.

Their wives and children have reportedly been prevented from travelling.

Most of those detained were released after several months.

Saudi Arabia had laid out plans for Aramco´s dual listing on the Saudi stock market and an global exchange, with markets in New York, London and Hong Kong vying for the offering.

Authorities say the arrests netted more than $106 billion in exchange for the release most of the detainees.

The government has yet to actually seize numerous assets, leaving the former detainees and their families in limbo.

"We signed away everything", a relative of a former detainee, said.

The announcement comes after a massive anti-corruption crackdown spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that saw numerous royals and prominent Saudi businessmen placed in detention until settlements were reached, netting the government over $106 billion in recovered assets.

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They have denied any allegations of abuse and have portrayed the Ritz episode as an orderly legal process that has wound down.

The announcement comes as a New York Times report has suggested that numerous assets of the 381 princes, ministers and tycoons have yet to be seized while more than a dozen of the detainees were abused while they were held.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said 32-year-old bin Salman-the heir apparent to King Salman-will visit the White House on 20 March.

Evidence of such abuse has been slow to emerge, but officials from two western governments said they deemed the reports credible.

New information surrounding the mysterious death of Saudi military officer, Ali bin Abdullah Al-Jarash Al-Qahtani, who was arrested on corruption charges, reveal that the royal brigadier died from a broken neck and torture.

Now, others are said to be living in fear of what could be next. His skin showed burn marks that appeared to be from electric shocks, the Times said.

Sources told Qatari newspaper al-Sharq on Monday that bin Talal, who had hoped to spend time in the south of France and also travel overseas to meet with his aides and advisers, has not received the necessary license to leave the kingdom, which has left him in "a state of gloom".

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