High-profile lawyers targeted in Mexico spyware scandal
August 3, 2017
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's surveillance scandal widened Wednesday to encompass a pair of prominent human rights attorneys probing a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist.
The internet watchdog Citizen Lab said lawyers Karla Micheel Salas and David Pena were targeted in 2015, weeks after they questioned prosecutors' handling of the killings of activist Nadia Vera, journalist Ruben Espinosa and three other women in a Mexico City apartment in July that year. The victims were tortured and shot to death.
The lawyers' cellphones were targeted by message...