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Lawyer aiding Palestinians at ICC claims Israel threatening her | Times of Israel |

A lawyer who allegedly received death threats for working with the International Criminal Court on possible Israeli war crimes against Palestinians accused Israel of trying to intimidate her and urged the Dutch government to intervene.

"It is a very scary situation and the ones that are contacting me want me to feel unsafe, afraid," Nada Kiswanson, who works for the Palestinian rights group al-Haq, told AFP.

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The Dutch prosecution service is investigating the allegations, and Kiswanson, who lives with her husband and young daughter in The Hague where the war crimes tribunal is based, has been given special protection.

The threats were "a clear political interference" in the work of the ICC which must "be met by a political intervention by the Dutch government," she said.

"The Dutch government has a role to play in saying this is not tolerated in our territory," she added.

Kiswanson, who has joint Jordanian and Swedish nationality, said she had been receiving threats since the start of the year by phone, email, flyers and even flowers left at her door.

by Oui on Sun Oct 10th, 2021 at 07:29:07 AM EST
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