I was a victim of undercover police abuse. I fear we won’t get justice – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in anonymity, inquiries, news, police, spying, victims by sally

‘Here in the Royal Courts of Justice we are listening for crumbs of information about the officers who used and abused us. But nothing is revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Women who had relationships with police spies criticise inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in anonymity, news, police, sex discrimination, spying by sally

‘Women who were deceived into sexual relationships with undercover police officers have called for an urgent meeting with the home secretary over fears the official public inquiry lacks openness and fails to recognise claims of institutional sexism within the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Lawyers sue to discover extent of information obtained by “corporate spy” – Legal Futures

Posted February 20th, 2017 in asbestos, confidentiality, legal profession, news, spying by sally

‘A solicitor and barrister who act for an anti-asbestos campaign are in a legal battle over what confidential and privileged information was passed on by a supposed TV documentary maker who was actually placed in the campaign to spy on its activities.’

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Legal Futures, 20th February 2017

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Met Police ‘shredded internal documents after inquiry into undercover officers launched’ – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2017 in complaints, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news, police, spying by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating accusations a top police unit deleted a mass of files shortly after the announcement of a major probe that was to look into its activities.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2017

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Internet spying powers backed by review – BBC News

‘Britain’s spies should be allowed to continue harvesting large amounts of data from emails, the government’s reviewer of terror legislation said.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Does the BBC really have a digital licence to snoop? – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in BBC, internet, investigatory powers, licensing, media, news, privacy, spying by sally

‘Reports of the corporation’s mass surveillance of iPlayer viewers evading their annual fee may be exaggerated.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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The Human Rights Act helps us hold power to account. We must defend it – The Guardian

‘Protestors like John Catt are being monitored by the state without explanation – except that they ‘could be a victim’ of a future crime. What’s going on?’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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The takeover: how police ended up running a paedophile site – The Guardian

‘Exclusive: the inside story of a police operation that secretly took over a child abuse forum in a six-month sting, and the stunning breakthrough that led them to snaring Richard Huckle, ‘Britain’s worst-ever paedophile’.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Public inquiry to scrutinise claims that police covertly monitored politicians – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2016 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, parliament, police, spying, whistleblowers by sally

‘The question of whether police spied on elected politicians could turn out to be one of the major issues that will be examined by the public inquiry into undercover policing.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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Litvinenko – When real life is more fantastic than fiction – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, reports, spying by sally

‘The publication on Thursday of the long awaited report by Sir Robert Owen into the circumstances of the death of Alexander Litivenko from polonium poisoning on 23 November 2006 has (unsurprisingly) resulted in bitter criticism by the Russian Government of the Inquiry’s conclusions that the poisoning was probably directed by the Russian Federal Security Service, and probably approved by President Putin. The report is long (246 pages not including Appendices), but in page after page of readable and measured prose Sir Robert Owen tells the extraordinary story of Alexander Litvinenko’s death and the subsequent 9 year investigation into it.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th January 2016

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Litvinenko inquiry to rule on former Russian spy’s killing – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, reports, spying by sally

‘The long-awaited findings of a public inquiry into the killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are due to be released by a judge.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Files detailing police spying operations against protesters published online – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2016 in demonstrations, freedom of information, internet, news, police, spying by sally

‘A large number of files detailing the covert police surveillance of campaigners and trade unionists have been published online following the launch of a new project.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2016

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Judge rejects disclosure of document on role of police spy in wrongful conviction – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in disclosure, evidence, miscarriage of justice, news, police, prosecutions, public order, spying by tracey

‘A judge has refused to order the disclosure of an official document that would shed more light on how an undercover operation caused the wrongful conviction of an environmental campaigner.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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Alexander Litvinenko death inquiry report completed – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in inquests, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, spying by sally

‘The inquiry report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has been completed.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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Police apologise to women who had relationships with undercover officers – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have apologised unreservedly to seven women who were deceived into forming long-term relationships with undercover police officers, it has been announced.The Metropolitan police have also paid substantial, undisclosed amounts of compensation to the women who had intimate relationships, lasting up to nine years, with the undercover spies.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Inquiry to examine claims police spied on Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2015 in inquiries, news, police, spying, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A public inquiry is to scrutinise allegations that police covertly monitored Labour MPs including Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone in the 1990s.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2015

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Undercover policing inquiry: officers giving evidence might receive immunity – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in evidence, immunity, inquiries, news, police, spying by sally

‘Undercover police officers who disclose crucial evidence to a public inquiry into the covert infiltration of political groups could be given immunity from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Home Secretary announces terms of reference for undercover policing inquiry – Home Office

‘Theresa May also establishes miscarriages of justice panel to sit alongside inquiry following Mark Ellison’s review.’

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Home Office, 16th July 2015

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Undercover police practices ‘could have led to unsafe convictions’ – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2015 in demonstrations, miscarriage of justice, news, police, spying by tracey

‘More than 80 activists who were investigated by undercover officers could have been victims of miscarriages of justice, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2015

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Activist’s conviction to be quashed after undercover officer testified at trial – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2015 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, evidence, news, police, spying by sally

‘The criminal conviction of a campaigner is to be quashed after prosecutors admitted an undercover police officer gave evidence in a court case using a fake identity. Michael Gracia’s conviction for assaulting an officer during a pro-cycling demonstration is to be overturned as prosecutors conceded one of the co-defendants at his original trial was working undercover for the police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk