Bezos phone penetration .. UN call to investigate the role of Bin Salman | News | DW


Two international experts revealed today (January 22, 2020) that they possess information about the “possible involvement” of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the phone penetration of CEO Jeff Bezos of Amazon. The two experts, David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, and Anis Kalamar, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Execution, are involved in a joint statement..

“The information that we have obtained is likely to involve the presence of the Saudi Crown Prince in overseeing Bezos, in order to influence (if not silence) the Washington Post in its coverage of the Saudi affair.” A United Nations expert says.

The experts noted that “while Saudi Arabia was investigating, as it was supposed, the killing of Khashoggi, it was secretly launching an online campaign against Bezos,” demanding “an immediate investigation from the United States and other relevant authorities.”“.

And it was A source has revealed to Reuters that the two international experts They confirmed the credibility of the forensic report, which the Bezos security team requested to conduct, a report that concluded the possibility of hacking into the head of the Amazon network through a video sent by an account belonging to the Saudi Crown Prince, through the WhatsApp application..

The source indicates that Bezos phone sent huge amounts of data, about a month after receiving the mentioned video, mid-2018. Bezos owns the Washington Post newspaper in which the Saudi journalist Khashoggi was writing a column for the opinion Before his death at the end of 2018, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia officially denies

For its part, Riyadh denied these allegations, and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that these allegations are “absurd”, in a statement to Reuters at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Farhan added that accusing the Saudi crown prince of penetration is “definitely a ridiculous idea,” adding that his country will investigate the matter if evidence is presented to support these allegations..

The British Guardian had published a report on the alleged involvement of the Saudi crown prince in the breach, as it indicated that there was a belief that the message, which came out from a number belonging to Prince Muhammad bin Salman, contained viral files that penetrated the Bezos phone.

Doubts of penetration began after text messages between Bezos and a former TV presenter were widely circulated.

IA / AH (AP, Reuters)


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