The Guardian

Use of Pegasus spyware on Spain’s politicians causing ‘crisis of democracy

The use of Pegasus spyware to target Catalan independence leaders and Spanish politicians – including the prime minister – has plunged Spain into a “crisis of democracy” and national security that can …

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The Guardian

Spain’s spy chief sacked after Pegasus spyware revelations

The Spanish government has reportedly sacked the country’s spy chief Paz Esteban following revelations that the intelligence service hacked the phones of leading members of the Catalan independence movement, and …

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UNPO

Catalan Civil Society Targeted With Pegasus Spyware

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) firmly condemns the Government of The Spanish government’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware to undermine and repress Catalan civil society. These allegations of espionage represent a disconcerting continuation of long-standing …

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Washington Post

Democracies shouldn’t surrender to a future of limitless surveillance

Ronan Farrow reports for the New Yorker that NSO’s much-publicized links to repressive governments are only half the story. Germany uses the firm’s ultra-intrusive Pegasus tool; so does Poland; so does Belgium, …

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Amnesty International

Spain: EU must act to end spyware abuse after prominent Catalans targeted with Pegasus

European Union institutions are failing to end the rampant human rights violations committed with spyware, Amnesty International said today, after the organization independently confirmed new attacks using Pegasus spyware against …

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The New Yorker

How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

The parliament of Catalonia, the autonomous region in Spain, sits on the edge of Barcelona’s Old City, in the remains of a fortified citadel constructed by King Philip V to …

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The Guardian

Spain’s former king can face trial in UK over harassment claims, court rules

The high court in London has ruled that the former Spanish king Juan Carlos does not have sovereign immunity in the case brought against him by an ex-lover who has accused the …

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The National Scot

Former Catalan president Quim Torra refuses to attend ‘pantomime’ trial

QUIM Torra, the former president of Catalonia, refused to attend his second disobedience trial in Barcelona on Thursday, arguing that he would not legitimise a “repressive pantomime disguised as justice”. Torra …

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The Guardian

Former king Juan Carlos may return to Spain after inquiries dropped

Spain’s self-exiled former king, Juan Carlos, is thought to be considering a return home after prosecutors shelved three separate investigations into his financial affairs, citing insufficient evidence, the statute of …

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Nation Cymru

Catalan independence supporters ensure right to national self-determination at heart of EU debate agenda

The right to national self-determination has been voted among the top priorities for the future of Europe as part of a major EU project after a mobilisation by supporters of …

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