Amnesty International urges Mexican government to be transparent and firm on espionage affair

"We call on the Mexican Congress to legislate that digital surveillance in the country be conducted in a manner that respects human rights," AI director Olivares said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday urged the Mexican government to be forceful and transparent with respect to the Pegasus spying program that tapped 15,000 phones in the country, including human rights defenders and journalists.

"We call on president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to disclose past or current contracts with the NSO Group (the Israeli firm that developed the software). We want to know which agencies signed the contracts, who was under surveillance and who made the decisions," said in an online press conference Edith Olivares, executive director of Amnesty International Mexico.

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