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Top Catalan politician says alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish state

Roger Torrent tells Guardian suspected targeting of his phone using spyware is proof of ‘dirty war’

  • Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’

The senior Catalan pro-independence politician who was targeted using spyware has claimed its use is further proof of the Spanish state’s “dirty war” against its opponents and says the revelations will have an inevitable impact on attempts to find a political solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.

In a joint interview with the Guardian and El País, Roger Torrent, the speaker of the Catalan parliament and a regional MP for the Catalan Republican Left party, denounced his targeting as wrong, worrying and profoundly undemocratic.

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