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Time :   10/17/2021 9:00:07 AM News Code : 48284

Activist sues Twitter for giving Saudi spies access to his personal information
A Saudi human rights activist has sued Twitter for the second time, alleging that Saudi spies working at the tech firm hacked his account and accessed his personal information.

Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for the Persian Gulf Affairs (IGA), a think tank in Washington D.C., filed a 39-page civil complaint, accusing the defendants of complicity in Saudi Arabia’s “Twitter spy campaign” and of violation of federal electronic communication protection laws and various others.

In his lawsuit, he said that Twitter did not have the right to disclose or share his private information under its own privacy policy and should have done more to protect his information.

Last year, al-Ahmed who is granted asylum in the US sued Twitter, saying that two of the company's employees - Ahmad Abouammo and Ali al-Zabarah - had hacked his account between 2013 and 2016 and leaked the personal details of his sources to Saudi intelligence.

US prosecutors charged Abouammo and al-Zabarah with spying for a foreign government in July 2020.

In the previous civil suit filed in the Southern District of New York, al-Ahmed sought damages from Twitter, saying that many of those exposed have since been killed or tortured.

One of those killed, al-Ahmed said at that time, was Abdullah al-Hamid, the founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, a human-rights group in Saudi Arabia. Al-Hamid died in the country’s custody in April 2020.

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