4 NOVEMBER 2020

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

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Questions and Answers

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Question:  Yeah.  Maher al‑Akhras, the Palestinian detainee who has not been charged with anything, entered his 101st day of hunger strike.  I know Mr. [Nickolay] Mladenov issued some statement before.  Is he trying to contact authorities to do something? His health is deteriorating by the hour, and maybe an appeal by the Special Envoy could save his life?

Spokesman:  I think… Mr.  Mladenov remains fully aware of the matter, and I have no doubt it’s being raised both publicly and privately.

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For information media. Not an official record.