Pegasus report: new evidence of Saudi interference in Yemen war probe and other stories

Today we look at the targeting of a UN investigator with the Pegasus spyware, the sentencing of 3 Egyptian activists to prison, and more

December 21, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at a report on the targeting of a UN-backed investigator into war crimes in Yemen with the Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware; a ruling by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Court sentencing prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, lawyer Mohamed al-Baqer, and blogger Mohamed Ibrahim to prison; a ruling by the UK Supreme Court maintaining the blockade on nearly $2 billion dollars worth of gold reserves belonging to Venezuela; and the repeal of a controversial mine zoning law by the government of Chubut, Argentina following sustained protests.