• Britain sold Honduran regime spyware responsible for mass human rights abuses
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https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/britain-sold-honduran-regime-spyware-responsible-mass-human-rights-abuses https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/uk-sold-spyware-to-honduras-just-before-crackdown-on-election-protesters Guardian article from a while back, I didn't see the story on here and didn't hear of it till today. Amid massive daily street demonstrations, Hernández unleashed thousands of police, Swat teams, soldiers and military police to crack down on protesters. At least 40 people have been killed since the elections, and more than 2,000 detained, with many held under a controversial new terrorism law. High-profile activists say they have been harassed and intimidated by security forces. “British law is unambiguous … [Yet] the government sold Honduras monitoring and decrypting technology expressly designed to eavesdrop on its citizens, months before the state rounded up thousands of people in a well-orchestrated surveillance operation,” said Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP and member of the Commons committee for arms export control.
Sadly not shocking.
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