November 21, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10973

The Raven Project Leaks: Alleged Qatari Support Of 3 Million Euros For Human Rights Watch

November 21, 2023
Qatar | Special Dispatch No. 10973

The following is a translation of a document in Arabic that was leaked as part of Project Raven.[1] The document allegedly exposes an additional donation in the amount of 3 million euros made to the Human Rights Watch organization on January 15, 2018, and is signed by Abdullah Bin Khalaf Hattab Al Ka'bi, director of Qatar's Office of the Prime Minister and addressed to Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi.

Date: January 15, 2018

Confidential and very urgent

To His Excellency Ali Sharif Al-Emadi, Minister of Finance

Ministry of Finance, Doha

Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessing

Subject: providing additional monetary support to the organization Human Rights Watch

With reference to the letter from his Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs number W-Kh/2048/1/172, dated January 10, 2018 and relating to the abovementioned subject: We are informing your Excellency that His Excellency the Prime Minister has agreed to provide monetary support of 3 million euros to the organization Human Rights Watch, under the Humanitarian Aid section, and that it should be distributed with the knowledge of the Embassy of Qatar in London so that it can be aware of it and take the necessary [steps] with regard to it.

Peace upon be you and Allah's mercy and blessing

Abdullah Bin Khalaf Hattab Al Ka'bi


[1] Project Raven was a confidential initiative to help the UAE surveil other governments, militants, and human rights activists ( See also MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10966, Documents Allegedly Reveal 2010 Agreement Between Then French President Sarkozy And Then Qatari Crown Prince Tamim Bin Hamad, In Which Qatar Pledged To Pay Sarkozy 300 Million Euros, November 20, 2023.

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