UN experts call for an immediate US and other investigation to provide evidence that Jeff Bezos, the billionaire of the Washington Post, sent in a WhatsApp message sent from the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin's account , Salman was hacked with spyware.
The Special Rapporteurs – Agnès Callamard and David Kaye – said in a joint statement that they were "deeply concerned" about information they had examined about "the Crown Prince's possible involvement in the surveillance of Mr. Bezos" to influence if don't be silent on the Washington Post's coverage of Saudi Arabia. "
The statement comes after the Guardian reported on Tuesday that Bezos, the managing director of Amazon and the richest man in the world, appeared to have his phone. 201
8 after receiving a WhatsApp message that appears to have been sent from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia's personal account.
The encrypted message from the It is believed that the number used by Prince Mohammed contains a malicious file that has infiltrated the phone.
Callamard, UN special rapporteur on summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, recently announced that they had learned of a forensic analysis of Bezos & # 39; iPhone that was "medium to high." Trust "found that on May 1, 2018, his phone was infiltrated through an MP4 video file sent from a WhatsApp account personally used by Prince Mohammed.
"The information we have received suggests that the Crown Prince may be involved in the surveillance of Mr. Bezos to influence, if not silence, the Washington Post's coverage of Saudi Arabia.  "Patterns of targeted surveillance of suspected opponents and those of general strategic importance to the Saudi authorities, including nationals and foreigners. Rapporteurs said:
"These allegations are also relevant to the ongoing evaluation of claims about the Crown Prince's involvement in the murder of Saudi Arabia's journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Washington Post in 2018.
requires an immediate investigation by the United States and other relevant agencies, including an investigation into the Crown Prince's continuous, multi-year, direct, and personal involvement in efforts to target perceived opponents. "
In a previously released statement, the Saudis said the Arab embassy in Washington said:" Media reports suggesting that the kingdom is behind a hacker attack on Jeff Bezos' phone is absurd. We request an investigation into these claims so that we can find out all the facts. “