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Report: Mexican Gov’t Spying on Human Rights Activists & Journalists

HeadlineJun 20, 2017

In Mexico, human rights activists and journalists are suing the federal government, after The New York Times revealed the Mexican government has been surveilling them using an Israeli-made spying software called Pegasus. Among those reportedly spied on were the lawyers representing the families of the 43 students who disappeared from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in 2014, as well as award-winning journalist Carmen Aristegui.

Carmen Aristegui: “This is an operation by the state where the agents of the Mexican state, far from doing what they should do legally, have instead utilized our resources, our taxes, our money to commit serious crimes. And it has to be realized that the head of the Mexican states, that is the president of Mexico, that is the first.”

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