The devices of four Jordanian human rights defenders, lawyers, and journalists were hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware between August 2019 and December 2021. The targets include those working against corruption in Jordan.
Led by Front Line Defenders, the new investigation reveals the true extent of the impact invasive surveillance has on targeted women, exploring the personal journeys of human rights defenders, Ebtisam Al-Saegh and Hala Ahed Deeb.
Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni tells how the kingdom wiretapped her phone, launched a defamation campaign and imprisoned her. “They told me things about me no one could know unless they read my diary moment by moment.”
Leaked Pegasus data show how the phones of Latifa, Haya and people close to them were targeted following their daring escapes from Dubai. While Haya resides in Britain where she fights for custody over her children, very little known is about Latifa after she was forcibly brought back to Dubai
Despite the strong alliance between the two countries, especially after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi assumed the presidency in 2014, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia follows a policy of mistrust of allies and enemies alike.
The UAE is imposing itself as a strong competitor to the Kingdom, and if the UAE has indeed taken the decision to eavesdrop on the Hadi government’s ministers by itself and without the knowledge of the Kingdom, this indicates a great division between the two countries…