Africa: Activity report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and focal point on reprisals in Africa

Amnesty International welcomes this opportunity to address the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) on the occasion of its 71st ordinary session. Almost a year ago, as part of the Pegasus Project , media outlets, with the technical partnership of Amnesty International’s Security Lab, revealed how Pegasus spyware produced by cyber-surveillance company NSO Group has been systematically used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale

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