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Spain’s Spy Chief Sacked Over Phone Hacking Scandal

May 10, 2022

Paz Esteban, the first woman to head Spain’s CNI intelligence agency, will be replaced, Defence Minister Margarita Robles whose ministry oversees the agency, told a news conference in confirming media reports.

“Full security does not exist, we have a series of threats regarding security which get bigger each day,” the minister added.

Esteban appeared before a parliamentary committee for questioning on Thursday over the phone hacking scandal which has dominated headlines for days.

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