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22 Jan 2020

Saudi Crown Prince denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

United Nations’ human rights investigators have called for an immediate investigation into the possibility that a video file sent on WhatsApp from the account of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, may have hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post.

The Saudis say the idea is absurd.

The hacking is alleged to have happened five months before the murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.