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DK Demands European Probe into Pegasus Spyware Allegations

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.07.20.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on leaders of the European Union to launch an investigation to find out who and for what purpose has been using the Pegasus Israeli spyware in recent years, DK’s MEP and prime ministerial candidate Klára Dobrev said on Tuesday.

Dobrev said she had sent letters to the presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, also asking the bodies to initiate a rule of law procedure against the Hungarian government concerning “spying on its own citizens”.

“A government in the heart of Europe unlawfully spying on its own citizens, journalists, politicians, and attorneys is without precedent,” Dobrev said.

Gov’t Neither Denies nor Confirms Use of Pegasus Spyware
Gov’t Neither Denies nor Confirms Use of Pegasus Spyware

Justice Minister Judit Varga emphasized that Hungary's secret service acts completely in accordance with the rule of law, under the oversight of the National Security Council.Continue reading

The Pegasus affair demonstrates that “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has long been no democrat and no European and he is attempting to lead the country by way of methods seen in dictatorships”, Dobrev said.

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