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Iyad el-Baghdadi, activist in Norway, 'warned by CIA of Saudi threat'



 Author and blogger, Iyad el-Baghdadi, photographed in Oslo, Norway, on 7 May 2019.

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An Arab pro-democracy activist says he was whatsoever away to safety by officials Saudi Arabia.

Iyad el-Baghdadi told the BBC he believed the threat was related to Saudi Arabia's human rights projects.

According to the Guardian newspaper , which then notified Norway.

he wrote on Twitter "If you do not want to kill me, then I'm not doing my job,"

The Palestinian author and blogger is outspoken on the social media platform, often criticizing leaders in the Middle East.

This includes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been accused of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul's last year.

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Mr Baghdadi, who knew Khashoggi, told Al-Jazeera: "A big part of my work these past two years is focused on the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, especially after the murder of my friend Jamal Khashoggi." [19659005TheCIANorwegianandSaudiAuthoritieshavenotcommentedonthecase

What do you know?

He said he was first made aware of the threat on April 25, when he appeared at his home and warned him that he could be in danger.

"I was away for two to three hours, and the authorities have told me that I'm in Oslo provided with police protection soon, "he tweeted."

"They seem to have me in their cross-hairs, but it's not clear what they want to do," he added, clarifying that the nature of the threat was unclear and there was

The Norwegian police security service had informed the threat that Saudi-related, a representative for the Kawaakibi Foundation, a non-profit organization that Mr. Baghdadi co-founded, told the BBC

"We believe it to be about human rights issues in Saudi Arabia over the past two years, including campaigning and supporting activists and families of imprisoned activists, our work with Jamal Khashoggi, and our investigation that Saudi Arabia was behind the [Amazon boss] Jeff Bezo

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The Guardian, which broke the story, said Norway had received the intelligence from the CIA. However, the CIA has so far declined to comment on the case.

According to US policy, the agency has a legal "duty to warn" if it gathers "credible and specific information to an impending threat of intentional killing, serious bodily injury or kidnapping directed at a person or group of people "

Mr Baghdadi told the Guardian that the Norwegian authorities had arrived with two squads – one to take him to safety and 19659005] The popular blogger, who has over 127,000 followers on Twitter, gained prominence during the Arab Spring in 2011.

The Palestinian was granted asylum in Norway in 2015, after being published in the United Arab Emirates where he grew up.


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