23 January, 2014
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Saudi Arabia: Mishaal Bin Abdelaziz’s case will start in February
London’s High Court is preparing for a high-profile case due to start in February, involving two Saudi royals: businessman and Allegiance Commission chairman Mishaal Bin Abdelaziz and his son Abdelaziz (Apex Global Management Ltd v FI Call Ltd, Global Torch Ltd, HRH Prince Abdelaziz Mishaal Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, Emad Mahmoud Ahmed Abu-Ayshih, HRH Prince Mishaal Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, GSN 947/6). The defendants are accused of funding Hizbollah and spent months trying to have the case heard in secret based on the argument that they were entitled to sovereign immunity (GSN 943/9) and that a public hearing would damage Saudi relations with Britain and the US (GSN 941/7).