Pegasus: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya numbers 'among leaks'

Pegasus: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya numbers 'among leaks'

Newsdesk |
July 22, 2021

Phone numbers used by two Dubai princesses have reportedly been found as part of an investigation into the phone hacking spyware known as Pegasus.

New Delhi, 22 July 2021

As per news report of BBC, Princess Latifa is the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya Bint al-Hussain is his former wife. In mid-February, BBC Panorama broadcast a secret video from Princess Latifa in which she said she was being held as a hostage and feared for her life. Princess Haya meanwhile fled Dubai in 2019 saying she feared for her life. The UAE has denied both women's allegations. Their numbers are apparently on a list of some 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to clients of Israeli-based firm NSO Group. The list was leaked to major news outlets. The discovery of the princesses' phone numbers on the list - and those of some acquaintances - has raised questions about whether they could have been the possible target of a government client of the group. Human rights organisation Amnesty International has issued a statement alleging that the find implicates NSO Group "in the catalogue of human rights violations" inflicted on the two women.

Source -BBC


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