The Emir by Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashed al-Maktum authorized the telephone espionage of his wife, Jordan's princess, and those of his British lawyers, as he considered Wednesday the high court of London, where both custody of his sons.
The Emir, 72, gave his "implicit authorization" so that his sixth wife, the princess beech Bint Al Hussein, was infiltrated with the Pegasus spy program, which was discovered in August 2020, the court said.
He also authorized the intervention of this program on lawyers' telephones, from the personal assistant and two members of the 47-year-old wife's security team, against which he has performed a "fear and intimidation campaign," the court added.
It has not been proven that espionage was related to the legal battle that faced him then in the United Kingdom to his wife to get the return to Dubai of his two children, a girl and a child, to Jalila, 13, and Zayed , nine, but a "very important" volume of data was taken from the princess phone there be a 24 hour vocal registration or 500 photographs).
Although the surveillance was "conducted by servers or agents of the Father", the Emir de Dubai "is willing to use the arm of the State to obtain what he considers as fair," said Judge Andrew McFarlane on Wednesday.
"Harahamed and intimidated the mother before she left England and later," he stressed, and "is ready to tolerate that those who act on his behalf do it illegally in the United Kingdom."
Princess, a half sister of King of Jordan Abdala II, asked for a measure of protection against a forced wedding that could relate to one of his two children, as well as a measure of protection for himself after running at the beginning of 2019 from Emirates to United Kingdom.Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 09:58