Saudi Arabia has a long history of helping the nationals to flee justice in the US report says

Some of the faces of the Saudi ‘ s who have escaped justice in the USA

The trend of many Saudi nationals who are studying abroad in the US, but that suddenly disappeared in the midst of the legal problems is not unique to Oregon, according to a new report, which also found similar cases in eight other states and Canada.

The cases were discovered in Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, and two cases in Canada, the Oregonian Friday reported.


In Oregon alone, five Saudi attending college in the state, allegedly had help to get out of legal binds of high-powered sources in Saudi Arabia. The five cases were similar – all of the men who disappeared while facing the prison and all of their current whereabouts are unknown.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, Abdulaziz Al Duways, Waleed Ali Alharthi, Ali Suliman Algwaiz and Ali Hussain Alhamoud had been previously identified as receiving assistance from Saudi Arabia to have flights from the US middle of the criminal investigation. The Oregonian later discovered more cases.

In Montana, Sami Suliman Almendaini and Faisal Altaleb both disappeared from the state, together with a third, unknown man.

Almendaini was accused of the rape of a roommate after 2017 music festival. He was charged with sexual intercourse without consent, and is believed to have flown from Seattle to Mexico during the detectives’ investigation into the alleged rape. Ataleb was questioned about a case of sexual abuse. He denied the allegations but is believed to have fled to Saudi Arabia after the interview with the authorities. The unknown man was accused of assaulting two women in 2012, but after being contacted by the University of Montana official about the incident, he reportedly make his way back to Saudi Arabia.

In Ohio, Abdulrahman Ali Al-Plaies was accused of causing a fiery wreck that left an elderly woman dead in June 1988. The Saudi Embassy demanded the police release All-Plaies claims to be the man was mentally ill, the Oregonian reported. Later his bail was cut in half and the Saudi Embassy saved him from. He was then escorted from the prison by a Saudi military, placed in a car and taken away.

Abdulrahman Ali Al-Plaies was accused of causing a fiery wreck that left an elderly woman dead in Ohio.
(Greene County Court Of Common Pleas)

Fahad Al Ghuwainem was in the U.S. studying on the stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia, in Oklahoma, when he was accused of raping a woman in October 2014, the Oregonian reported. All Ghuwainem failed to appear in court on the charges, that mysteriously disappeared.

The police in Pennsylvania said the student Hani Alshammary was accused of attempt to rape, forced coercion, illegal barriers, harassment and disorderly conduct, the Oregonian reported, citing court documents. He was later rescued by a fellow student and then flew from Detroit to an unknown destination.

Fahad Al Ghuwainem was accused of the rape of a woman in Oklahoma.


In the state of Washington, Saud Alabdullatif and Siraj Marakeey both disappeared while facing criminal prosecution. Alabdullatif was attending a college in 2016, when he was accused of violent second degree rape. He is rescued from the prison and on the same day, to board a plane in Seattle to go back to Saudi Arabia, according to the Oregonian. Marakeey, a foreign exchange student from Saudi Arabia, was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 1989. A warrant was issued in 1991, but he is presumably the state in 1990, to school in Iowa. His whereabouts are currently unknown, however.

Hani Alshammary
(US Marshals Service)

Abdullah Almakrami disappeared in April 2014, after he was indicted for sexually assaulting a woman. After he was rescued from prison, he skipped a deportation hearing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Oregonian reported, telling officials he was “out of the country.” FOX6 Milwaukee later reported he had fled to Saudi Arabia.

In Utah, Monsour Alshammari was the Saudi Arabia-sponsored exchange student, when he was charged with first-degree rape and obstruction of justice. According to the Oregonian, Alshammari the bail was posted by the Saudi Consulate and he was later caught trying to cross the U.S.-mexico border. He would later plead guilty to first-degree rape and was sentenced to one year in prison, the newspaper reported. Utah officials said at the time of his arrest he had ties with the Saudi royal family, according to NBC San Diego.

Monsour Alshammari
(Police handout)

In Canada, two similar cases occurred.

Mohammed Zuraibi Al-Zoabi was facing several charges for incidents that occurred between 2015 and 2017, the Chronicle Herald reported. The Saudi Embassy in Ottawa, allegedly helped bail him out and in December 2018, he disappeared. His lawyer reportedly told the police that he had fled the country, although the authorities had taken his passport.


Taher Ali Al-Saba, was a Saudi national studying in Canada in June 2016, when he was charged with sexually assaulting two children, according to the Chronicle Herald. After he was released from prison, Al-Saba was forced to his passport. However, after a trip to the Saudi Embassy in Ottawa, he was gone. The canadian authorities have confirmed to the Chronicle Herald he had left.

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