Senior Saudi official made death threats to UN investigator over Khashoggi murder probe: Callamard

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A high-ranking Saudi Arabian official has reportedly issued death threats against outgoing United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, after she published damning findings into the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Agnès Callamard, a French human rights specialist who will this month take on her new post as secretary general of Amnesty International, told British newspaper the Guardian in an interview that a UN colleague warned her in January 2020 that a senior Saudi official had twice issued threats against her in a meeting with other top UN officials in Geneva that month.

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