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Saudis 'disappointed' in Blue Diamond verdict

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Saudi Arabia's top diplomat and the brother of the Saudi businessman who disappeared in Thailand nearly 24 years ago expressed disappointment Monday after the Criminal Court acquitted five men with close police connections. 

Abdalelah Alsheaiby, above left, charge d’affaires of Saudi Arabia to Thailand, joins relatives of missing Saudi businessman Mohammad al-Ruwaili at a press conference after the Criminal Court acquitted five ex-police officers. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

Abdalelah Mohammed A Alsheaiby, the Saudi charge d'affaires to Thailand, said he hoped for an appeal in the latest case that sprang from the theft of a revered Blue Diamond and a large amount of jewellery from a Saudi palace in 1989.

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