Pegasus case: In Mexico, first arrest for espionage against a journalist

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Mexican justice announced Monday that a man has been arrested on charges of spying on an Israeli journalist using a Pegasus-made software map at the heart of international espionage revelations.

The man was arrested on November 1 in Queretaro (central Mexico) for illegal espionage and was sent to prison.

According to Mexican media, this is the first arrest decided after a complaint made in 2017 by journalists and activists and the investigation that began only in July, after the revelations of the international press.

The Israeli company NSO Group was exposed in July, following the publication of a large-scale investigation by an international consortium of journalists, which revealed that its software, Pegasus, allowed the phones of journalists, politicians, activists and business leaders to be monitored in various countries. Among the targets were the French president, Emanuel Macron, as well as relatives of current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, when he was in opposition, during the days of Enrique’s predecessor, Pena Nieto465 (244).

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Source From: Capital

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