The judge in the Pegasus case has agreed to lift the secrecy that weighed on the investigation and has summoned the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, to testify as a witness on July 5.

The magistrate of the National Court José Luis Calama has made this decision after having taken a statement as witnesses last Friday to the former director of the CNI Paz Esteban and the member of the secret services in charge of preparing the reports on this matter.

These reports revealed that the cell phones of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, were infected last year with the spyware. It was Bolaños who made this information public at a press conference on May 2.

The judge has also decided to extend the rogatory commission sent to Israel so that a judicial commission headed by him travels to that country to take a witness statement from the CEO of the company that markets the Pegasus program. The investigating magistrate has already directed a first rogatory commission to this country for the company to report on different aspects of this computer tool.

The head of the Central Court of Instruction number 4 agrees to lift the secrecy of the proceedings, although the measure could be agreed again throughout the investigation.

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