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Azerbaijan Imprisons 13 Armenian Military Personnel For Six Years

Radio Free Europe 23 Jul 2021
... Azerbaijan, with scattered reports of exchanges of gun fire ... They had been governing their own affairs, with support from Armenia, since Azerbaijan's troops and Azeri civilians were pushed out of the region and seven adjacent districts in a war that ended in a cease-fire in 1994.

Pegasus Spyware Targeted French President Macron – So What?

The Liberty Beacon 23 Jul 2021
The latest victim who was targeted using the phone hacking spyware Pegasus has been revealed to be French President Emmanuel Macron – part of a growing list that’s said to include some 600 government officials and politicians from over 30 countries ... Azerbaijan, ...

Azerbaijani journalist Sevinj Vagifgizi was ‘astonished’ to learn of Pegasus spyware on phone

CPJ 22 Jul 2021
Sevinj Vagifgizi, a correspondent for the Berlin-based, Azerbaijan-focused independent media outlet Meydan TV, was targeted by Pegasus from 2019 to 2021, according to the international network Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which analyzed Vagifgizi’s phone ... Are you concerned about going back to Azerbaijan?.

Azerbaijani government silent on phone spying revelations

EurasiaNet 22 Jul 2021
Azerbaijan was one of the most prominent countries in the report, which found that the government has been spying on more than 1,000 journalists and opposition figures for two years ...Everyone doing political work in Azerbaijan is under the government’s watch,” said Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, an activist and former opposition candidate for parliament.

Azerbaijan extends COVID-19 quarantine restrictions until September

Metro USA 22 Jul 2021
BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan extended its quarantine restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 until Sept. 1, the government said on Thursday.

Reporters Without Borders urges Israel to stop exporting ‘dangerous’ spyware used to persecute dissidents

Press TV 22 Jul 2021
“Enabling governments to install spyware that is used in practice to monitor hundreds of journalists and their sources throughout the world poses a major democratic problem,” RSF secretary general Christophe Deloire said in a statement on the group’s website on Wednesday ...Israel has sold weapons and cyber equipment to Azerbaijan.

Pegasus must lead to legal reform and consensus on the harms of surveillance

Hindustan Times 22 Jul 2021
The government’s response, so far, has been obfuscation ... Over the last week, it has come to light that a highly sophisticated spyware (Pegasus), manufactured by an Israeli company, and sold only to governments, was potentially used to surveil the phones of several journalists, activists, lawyers, and legislators.

Spyware for sale: How the surveillance tech industry has quietly boomed'These tools have gotten cheaper ...

Deccan Herald 22 Jul 2021
Israeli's NSO Group is in the eye of a storm over its Pegasus spyware — but it is far from the only company helping governments with their covert surveillance operations ... But NSO are merely one player in an industry that has quietly boomed in recent years, arming even cash-strapped governments with powerful surveillance technology.

Greece Must Recognize Artsakh to Atone For its Envoy’s PR Tour of Shushi

Asbarez 21 Jul 2021
A scandalous propaganda tour was organized from July 9 to 10 by Azerbaijan’s despotic government to occupied Shushi and Hadrut to display “proudly” to foreign ambassadors its barbaric attack on the civilian population of Artsakh and partial destruction of one of its most sacred Armenian cathedrals.

Israeli Defence Ministry studying investigation into NSO Group

Suryaa 21 Jul 2021
On Sunday, the Pegasus Project revealed that the spyware sold by NSO (Pegasus) had been identified on the phones of individuals targeted by the governments of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, India, the United Arab Emirates and more.

Morocco slams reports it used spyware to target French officials

Middle East Online 21 Jul 2021
RABAT - Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop on the cellphones of France’s president and other public figures ... The government threatened unspecified legal action ... The government said ...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

Bowling Green Daily News 21 Jul 2021
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop on the cellphones of France’s president and other public figures ... The government threatened unspecified legal action.

Macron and King of Morocco’s cellphones targeted for espionage, press consortium says – 20/07/2021 – World

The Sentinel Newspaper 20 Jul 2021
Macron was reportedly the target of action at the request of the Moroccan government, according to Le Monde ... The allegation that governments used Pegasus to investigate opponents, journalists and other authorities came to light on Sunday (18) ... governments of at least ten countries.

Pegasus project sparks clamour for investigations into use of NSO spyware

Yahoo Daily News 20 Jul 2021
Revelations that scores of journalists have been spied on by governments using NSO Group spyware have inflamed critics around the world, and hastened calls for investigations into the spying allegations ... The consortium believes the data indicates the potential targets NSO’s government clients identified in advance of possible surveillance.

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