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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has warned of the dangers of the widespread and apparent use of Pegasus spyware to illegally infringe on the rights of those being monitored, including journalists and politicians, as part of tools to intimidate critics and silence dissent. According to the senior UN official, the surveillance programmes arrest, intimidate and even kill journalists and human rights defenders.

On 24 March 2021, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) in order to obtain the release of Mr. Ahmed Abdallah Mohammed Sambi (63 years old), former Head of State of the Comoros (2006-2011) who is arbitrarily detained.

United Nations human rights experts called on Washington to ensure that those responsible for the violations suffered by the notorious "Guantanamo" detainees be punished, and that the victims be compensated. They also welcomed US President Joe Biden's announcement of his intention to close the detention facility.

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