Espionage: Morocco's king under control, France Info

'King's cell tapped by his secret services'

20 July, 18:26

    (ANSAmed) - RABAT, JULY 20 - The number of the cell phone of Morocco's King Mohammed VI is among those tapped in the Pegasus case, according to reports on Tuesday. As the international espionage case is unfolding, the list of names allegedly under control is a source of surprise. The consortium of newspapers investigating the massive privacy violation is listing the names and France Info, the radio that is part of the group Radio France, has reported that Morocco was spying on its sovereign.

    The DGSN, the direction general for the surveillance of the territory, or Rabat's intelligence services, allegedly placed the phone of Mohammed VI and his entourage under control. The entourage includes his wife, Salma Bennani, who in 2018 reportedly moved away from the family, disappearing from public view. The separation created a scandal: this is perhaps why the Moroccan first lady's phone was being tapped, according to reports.

    France Info also listed among tapped numbers that of Moulay Hisham, the king's cousin who is known as the 'red prince', fourth in line of succession to the throne, who was being allegedly spied along with many family members. There is also the former son-in-law of Hassan II, Fouad Filali, who was married to the king's sister, princess Myriam, and who now owns a luxury hotel in Lecce, Puglia. There are also the French architects who worked on the renovation of the Italian hotel.

    And also Mohammed Mediouri, the former bodyguard of Hassan II, father of the current king. The man wed the king's mother on his second marriage.(ANSAmed).

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