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Salah Hammouri sues NSO Group

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Salah Hammouri, an acclaimed Palestinian-French human rights defender, and two human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint against the notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group.

Hammouri, 36, is an attorney with the prisoners’ rights group Addameer, one of six Palestinian human rights groups designated by Israel as “terrorist” in October.

Hammouri, along with five other people from these organizations, had their phones hacked by the firm’s signature software Pegasus.

The joint complaint was filed in France by Hammouri along with the International Federation for Human Rights and the Ligue des droits de l’homme.

Hammouri’s phone was hacked in April 2021, while he was in the occupied West Bank.