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Top Catalan politician says alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish state

Top Catalan politician says alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish state

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Roger Torrent tells Guardian suspected targeting of his phone using spyware is proof of ‘dirty war’ The senior Catalan pro-independence politician who was targeted using spyware has claimed its use is further proof of the Spanish state’s “dirty war” against its opponents and says the revelations will have an inevitable impact on attempts to find a political solution to the ongoing territorial dispute. In a joint interview with the Guardian and El País, Roger Torrent, the speaker of the Catalan parliament and a regional MP for the Catalan Republican Left party, denounced his targeting as wrong, worrying and profoundly undemocratic. He said evidence by researchers at Citizen Lab that pointed to Pegasus hacking software sold by the Israeli NSO Group being used against him and others confirmed long-held suspicions that the regional independence movement was being spied on by the Spanish state. “[It] corroborates and confirms the fears or ideas that we pro-independence campaigners had…
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