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

Index Number: AFR 01/5506/2022

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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