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Amnesty Int'l calls to halt use of Israeli spyware to attack activists

Amnesty Int'l calls to halt use of Israeli spyware to attack activists (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

The Israeli company's spyware products were previously used in attacks on human rights activists around the world, including the attack and eventual murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A petition signed by 30 members and supporters of Amnesty International Israel and other human rights activists will be filed to the District Court of Tel Aviv on Monday. "NSO Group sells its products to governments who are known for outrageous human rights abuses, giving them the tools to track activists and critics," said Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech Danna Ingleton. "The Israeli [Defense Ministry] has ignored mounting evidence linking NSO Group to attacks on human rights defenders, which is why we are supporting this case. "Amnesty International's involvement in the case comes after a software by NSO called Pegasus was used to target an Amnesty staff member, along with other activists and journalists in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.One of the victims of the software was Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

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