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Travel Ban on Children

On June 21, 2017, MBS’s first day as Crown Prince two of Dr. Aljabri’s children, Sarah and Omar were trying to board a plane from Saudi Arabia to Boston. Omar made it past border security, but Sarah was held back and informed that she was not permitted to leave the country due to a travel ban that was just imposed. Refusing to depart without his sister, Omar returned to be with her and was later informed that he too was immediately put on travel ban.


The travel ban was placed on Sarah and Omar in an attempt to pressure their father, Dr. Saad Aljabri, to return to Saudi Arabia.