BREAKING: Saudi crown prince Nayef dead: state TV

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, interior minister and next in line to throne has died in Geneva
Reuters , Saturday 16 Jun 2012
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has died in Geneva, Saudi state television said on Saturday, citing a royal court statement.

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a half brother of King Abdullah and the long-serving interior minister of the kingdom, died on Saturday, state television announced.

The 79-year-old Prince Nayef, who was recently abroad for medical treatment, had “died outside the kingdom,” said Al-Ekhbariyah Television, quoting a statement from the royal court.

A controversial figure, the Crown Prince was known for his fiercely conservative views and for backing crackdowns on pro-democracy movements both in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

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