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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while on a visit to Saudi Arabia. Several sources have said Saudi Arabia is holding Hariri with restricted freedom– a claim that the Kingdom has denied.

How can someone find out if he somehow arrested or not?
Can the UN do something helpful?
Can the Lebanese president do anything?

  • Less snarkily, no. There's no legal way due to lack of independent institutions and checks and balances in KSA. It's not like it has an independent judiciary system with a formal set of rules and FOIA processes. – user4012 Nov 15 '17 at 17:19
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    So a trip to KSA would be dangerous, even for a head of a state? – user 1 Nov 15 '17 at 17:34
  • depends on how much reason KSA has for snatching you. As a random StackExchange poster, probably not much of a reason. As a head of state that is effectively allied with KSA's main enemy, maybe. – user4012 Nov 15 '17 at 17:42
  • @user1 A prime minister isn't head of state. They might be head of government, but I don't know the Lebanese constitution. – origimbo Nov 15 '17 at 17:43

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