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Article

5 Aug 2021

Author:
Ian Cobain, Middle East Eye

UK law firm considers suing NSO Group & investors on behalf of human rights activists & journalists allegedly targeted by Pegasus spyware

"Pegasus: UK law firm may sue NSO Group, investors and governments over alleged targeting", 5 August 2021.

A leading London law firm [Bindmans] is considering bringing legal proceedings on behalf of nine British people who were allegedly targeted by mobile phone spyware created by the Israeli company NSO Group...

Bindmans says it is considering bringing proceedings against NSO Group and a private equity group, Novalpina Capital, which has invested in the firm, as well as a number of governments...

The potential claimants include Manzila Pola Uddin, a member of the House of Lords; Madawi Al-Rasheed, a professor at the London School of Economics and columnist at MEE; Raghad Altikriti, president of the Muslim Association of Britain; her brother Anas Altikriti, chief executive of the Cordoba Foundation, a London-based research and advisory organisation; and Sayed Al-Wadaei, head of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy...

NSO Group and Novalpina have been approached for a comment.

In a statement issued last month to the media organisations that reported on the allegations of widespread surveillance, the NSO Group said the reporting contained “false claims” based upon a misinterpretation of leaked data...

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