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Morocco sues over Pegasus spyware allegations

July 23, 2021 at 2:39 pm

A woman checks the website of Israel-made Pegasus spyware at an office in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on July 21, 2021 [MARIO GOLDMAN/AFP via Getty Images]

The authorities in Morocco are suing over allegations that it has used the notorious Israeli Pegasus spyware, AFP has reported.

The government in Rabat has filed a lawsuit in the Paris criminal court against Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International claiming that the allegations are defamatory, the lawyer leading the case said yesterday.

Lawyer Olivier Baratelli has been engaged by the Kingdom and its Ambassador to France, Chakib Benmoussa, to file the complaints against the two organisations.

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