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Thursday 01 of December 2022

Ayotzinapa Investigators Spied on with Pegasus


Members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), formed by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH), during a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2017,photo: Cuartoscuro/Selene Pacheco
Members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), formed by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH), during a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2017,photo: Cuartoscuro/Selene Pacheco
The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) was created in part by the Mexican government

According to The New York Times, members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) were targeted with links containing Pegasus software sold to the Mexican government.

GIEI was created by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH) and the Mexican government in order to investigate the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College students in Iguala, Guerrero that took place in April 2014.

In the front page article, The Times quotes a report by Citizen Lab that states that GIEI members were subject to espionage after accusing the Mexican government of obstructing their investigation.

The accusations by GIEI members took place on February 21, 2016 and on March 1 the first attempt to infect a member’s cellphone took place, followed by another attempt on March 4.