PODCAST: Catalangate – Spain's spyware surveillance operation in the spotlight
Ins and outs of alleged espionage campaign against more than 65 pro-independence figures
Cristina Tomàs White and Gerard Escaich Folch join Lorcan Doherty to discuss the ins and outs of Catalangate, Spain's alleged espionage operation – investigated by Citizen Lab and reported by the New Yorker – of over 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, activists, and their close associates. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
With Spanish intelligence admitting to having spied on 18 individuals, and senior Spanish figures also targeted separately, we look at the legal and political fallout and hear from four of those targeted: Elisenda Paluzie, president of Catalan National Assembly, Esquerra MP Meritxell Serret, and lawyers Andreu Van den Eynde and Gonzalo Boye.
This week's Catalan phrase is 'donar gat per llebre', literally 'to give cat for hare', it means to deceive someone by trying to pass one thing off as another.
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