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Without naming the Saudi official, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions told the British newspaper that the comment was viewed by her Geneva-based colleagues as a “death threat”. “Although I can’t remember the exact conversations, I never wanted to harm someone appointed by the UN, or anyone for that matter.”, wrote on Twitter the head of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, Awwad Alawwad.
I reject this suggestion in the strongest terms. While I cannot recall the exact conversations, I never would have desired or threatened any harm upon a U.N.-appointed individual, or anyone for that matter.
Awwad Al-Awwad (@AwwadSAlawwad) March 25, 2021
“I reject this suggestion in the strongest terms”, wrote this former Saudi minister, saying to himself “discouraged that everything I have said could be interpreted as a threat”. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, confirmed that “Details of Guardian article on threat to Agnes Callamard were correct”. The UN body had informed Callamard of the threat, he added in a statement to AFP.
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