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Calls for inquiry over claims Catalan lawmaker’s phone was targeted

Speaker of regional parliament was told he was targeted by spyware in ‘possible case of domestic espionage’

Current and former leaders of Catalonia’s pro-independence government have called for an inquiry after it emerged that the speaker of the region’s parliament has been warned that his mobile was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists.

On Monday, a joint investigation by the Guardian and El País revealed that Roger Torrent and at least two other pro-independence supporters have been told they were targeted last year in what experts describe as a “possible case of domestic political espionage” in Europe.

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