Mansour bin Muqrin

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Mansour
Saudi Prince
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Advisor at Crown Prince Court
In office22 April 2015 – 5 November 2017
MonarchKing Salman
Deputy Governor of Asir
In office2013 – November 5, 2017
Personal Details
Born1974
DiedNovember 5, 2017 (aged 42–43)
Full name
Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherCrown Prince Muqrin
MotherAbtah bint Hamoud Al Rashid

Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1974 – November 5, 2017) (Arabic: منصور بن مقرن بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) was a Saudi businessman, member of the House of Saud, and Advisor at the Court of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.[1] In April 2015, he was appointed Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with the rank of minister. He was the son of Prince Muqrin al-Saud, former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He died in mysterious circumstances when his helicopter crashed on November 5, 2017.

Family[edit]

Mansour was the son of former Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and Abta bint Hamoud Al Rashid,[2] and a brother of Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and Fahd bin Muqrin.[3] In 2013, Mansour married a daughter of Prince Saud bin Fahd Al Saud.[4]

Career[edit]

In January 2015, King Salman accepted Crown Prince Murqin's recommendation that Mansour be made Advisor at the Court of the Crown Prince.[5] He was a partner in Ethan Allen's Saudi franchise.[6] Mansour was vice chairman of Al-Bayan Foundation, which builds colleges of higher education in Saudi Arabia.[7][8]

Death[edit]

Mansour bin Muqrin died in a helicopter crash near Abha on November 5, 2017, near the border with Yemen. The prince died along with seven other officials while returning from an inspection tour according to the Interior Ministry. It did not give a cause for the crash.[9][10] His helicopter went down and disappeared from radar on November 5, 2017.[11][12][13] His brother Faysal in a statement to Saudi newspaper Okaz, denied reports that Mansour's death was suspicious.[14] In October 2018, Middle East Eye claimed that Mansour was killed by the Tiger Squad,[15] and that he had fled the 2017 Saudi Arabian purge, which began on November 4, 2017.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saudi King orders Cabinet reshuffle, amendments for state bodies". Kuwait News Agency. 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ Nimrod, Raphaeli (September 2003). "Saudi Arabia: A brief guide to its politics and problems". Middle East Review of International Affairs. 7 (3). Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ Family Directory Data Arabia.
  4. ^ "Wedding of Prince Mansur bin Muqrin". Al Riyadh. 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ "A new King, a new government of technocrats". The Peninsula. 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ "American Born, Globally Bound: Ethan Allen Opens in Saudi Arabia and Romania". Businesswire. 17 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college". Arab News. 23 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Madinah Governor Receives Deputy Chairman of Al-Bayan Foundation for Education". Gulf Research Center. 20 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin dies in helicopter crash". english.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border". BBC. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Saudi prince Mansour died in helicopter crash near Yemen border". Middle East Eye. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  12. ^ "Saudi Prince Mansoor Bin Maqrin died while fleeing country: Report". Times of Islamabad. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  13. ^ "Saudi Prince Died While Trying to Flee amid Royal Purge: Source". Tasnim News Agency. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  14. ^ Toumi, Habib (2017-11-10). "Saudi prince Mansour's helicopter crash was accidental: brother". Gulf News. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  15. ^ Abu Sneineh, Mustafa (22 October 2018). "REVEALED: The Saudi death squad MBS uses to silence dissent". Middle East Eye. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  16. ^ David Kirkpatrick (4 November 2017). "Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2017.