Karla Micheel Salas and David Peña were targeted in 2015, weeks after they questioned prosecutors’ handling of the killings of an activist and a journalist

Mexico’s surveillance scandal has widened to include a pair of prominent human rights attorneys investigating a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist.

The internet watchdog Citizen Lab said lawyers Karla Micheel Salas and David Peña were targeted in 2015, weeks after they questioned prosecutors’ handling of the killings of activist Nadia Vera, journalist Ruben Espinosa and three other women in a Mexico City apartment in July that year. The victims were tortured and shot dead.

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