NGO to file injunction in El Salvador's Supreme Court over spying on journalists via Pegasus spyware

  • Source: DW
  • May 1, 2023

"The humanitarian organization Cristosal will file an amparo [injunction] lawsuit with the Supreme Court of El Salvador for failing to investigate the use of state funds for allegedly spying on journalists via Pegasus spyware, one of the organization's lawyers said on Friday (April 28).

[Attorney] Jonathan Sisco said that 'we are preparing an amparo lawsuit, which will present it in the next few days.' He added that 'it is necessary to exhaust all these possibilities before going to international bodies.'

'We will argue a press freedom violation, because they are directly spying on people who practice journalism. They are being persecuted because of their work,' he said.

Sisco said that, depending on the result of the lawsuit, they could go before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and that they would also go to the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression (RELE) of this body."

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