Saudi Arabia's King Salman is seen during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Erga Palace in Riyadh, in this January 27, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files
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A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.Sabq news website, quoting unnamed Information Ministry officials, said the king also banned talk show host Abdullah al-Modifer and his guest Mohsen al-Awaji from appearing in the media. Awaji had called for reconciliation with Islamists and said that people will forget Abdullah and his reign. Under Abdullah, who died in January, Saudi Arabia, like Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, branded the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
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