A senior Saudi official issued what was perceived to be a death threat against the independent United Nations investigator, Agnès Callamard, after her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Asked how the comment was perceived by her Geneva-based colleagues, Callamard said: “A death threat.
The Biden administration has since released its own unclassified report, which concluded that Prince Mohammed had approved the murder.
The Saudi government has denied the killing, which occurred in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was ordered by the future king.
The alleged threats were made, she said, at a “high-level” meeting between Geneva-based Saudi diplomats, visiting Saudi officials and UN officials in Geneva.
The Saudi officials also raised baseless allegations that she had received money from Qatar – a frequent refrain against critics of the Saudi government.
Callamard’s report said there was ‘credible evidence’ that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials were liable for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. »