Spanish Prime Minister, Defense Minister tapped with Pegasus spyware

Spanish Prime Minister, Defense Minister tapped with Pegasus spyware

Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez delivered his speech on June 21, 2021 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. A Spanish official said on Monday that LLUIS GENE AFP MADRID mobile phones of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defense Minister Margarita Robles were tapped by the Pegasus system.

According to two technical reports from the Spanish National Cryptologic Center, Felix Bolanos, Spain's Minister for the presidency, was speaking at a press conference alongside government spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez, which was reportedly subjected to illegal and external listening using Pegasus.

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He said that previous attempts to spy on Sanchez's phone were reported in May 2021, while those against Robles were reported a month later.

Bolanos said there was no evidence of an intrusion after these dates, but highlighting the seriousness of events.

He said these are proven facts and extremely serious that confirm that there have been intrusions in areas outside state institutions and outside the law.

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Bolanos said the information had been given to the judiciary so that a full investigation could be carried out to find out the whole truth. We are reporting facts that are proven and reliable. He noted that they are not assumptions.