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Scandal involving Saudi students is brewing in US and Canada universities. As reported by a number of news outlets, Saudi students enrolled in 8 different states have fled the US and Canada after being charged or convicted of serious crimes. These crimes include rape, manslaughter, and possession of child porn. The Typical Student team learned the details of the scandal.
How Many Saudi Students Accused Of Crimes Have Fled?
Last month, the Saudi government was suspected in helping 5 students enrolled in Oregon flee after they were accused of crimes. The Oregonian editorial board conducted its own investigation which resulted in detecting similar cases in Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Two other cases have been discovered in Nova Scotia, Canada. At the moment, at least 17 young Saudi men enrolled in colleges across the US and Canada, have disappeared after being accused of criminal action or convicted. Allegedly, they have been assisted from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Students Criminal Profiles
One of the men believed to have fled on a jet with the help of the Saudi consulate is Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah, 23. He disappeared in June 2018 weeks before the trial as he was accused of manslaughter. Noorah's case made headlines in December internationally, after an uproar caused by the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Suliman Ali Algwaiz (left), Portland State University student, was arrested in August 2016 for DUI as he struck a homeless man with his car. Waleed Ali Alharthi (right), formerly enrolled in Oregon State University, was found in possession of child porn in April 2015.
Mohammed Zuraibi Al-Zoabi (left) was charged with sexual assault in December 2018, and later disappeared. Before that he was accused of assault and forcible confinement of a woman between 2015-17. Sami Suliman Almezaini (right) accused of raping his female roommate in July 2017, disappeared the same month.
Abdulaziz Al Duways (left), formerly enrolled in Western Oregon University, was arrested in December 2014 over the rape of a female classmate. And another student Ali Hussain Alhamoud (right) formerly enrolled in Oregon State University was charged with raping a young woman.
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