Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Israeli NSO group, the maker of the Pegasus spy agency, has stopped working with the UAE government after allegations of phone hacking by Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein surfaced. .
In a statement to CNN in Arabic, the group said: “Whenever there is a suspicion of abuse, the NSO investigates, warns and suspends (the operation of the program). The NSO is proud to demonstrate its commitment to the protection of human rights …”
He added, “NSO has not hesitated to shut down more than $ 300 million of ex-customer systems.”
The statement went on to say, “As the Court of Appeals agrees – the NSO chooses ethical standards rather than revenue. The Court commends the NSO’s cooperation, even though the NSO is not within the jurisdiction of this Court.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the British judiciary released the verdicts in the “Al Maktoum” case on the orders of Sir Andrew McFarlane, head of the family court of the Supreme Court. It was announced that the court had concluded its judgment last May. Allegations of hacking Princess Haya’s phone and members of her security team and her lawyer have been proven, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid arranged or allowed his supporters to use a surveillance program, according to a court report, which licensed the United Arab Emirates to target Princess Haya’s phone and 5 people associated with her.
For his part, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, responded in a statement on Wednesday: CNN received a copy: “I always deny the allegations against me. I still do this. It would not be appropriate for me to certify important matters in person or in a foreign court through my counsel.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid added: “Neither Dubai nor the United Arab Emirates participated in these procedures, nor did they participate in the session. Therefore, the results are inevitably based on an incomplete picture.”
“In addition, the findings are based on evidence that was not disclosed to me or my advisers. Therefore, I emphasize that this was unreasonably presented.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid called on the media to “respect the privacy of our children and not interfere in their lives in the UK”.