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Old 18-05-2016, 07:49 PM   #47
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‘Prove you were spied on,’ secret UK court tells 650 claimants
Published time: 17 May, 2016 13:57
Edited time: 18 May, 2016 16:02

Hundreds of claimants who say they were subjected to illegal surveillance have been told by Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) they must prove they are “potentially at risk” of being spied upon before the allegations can be further probed. The court’s ruling, which was issued on Monday, will likely anger human rights campaigners, who argue citizens should not be forced to justify allegations of US-UK bulk surveillance.

Since the launch of a 2015 campaign by Privacy International (PI), some 650 people have filed claims with the IPT to decipher if British listening post GCHQ had spied on them unlawfully. PI says the high number of claimants is a direct result of UK intelligence agencies’ bulk surveillance techniques.

https://www.rt.com/uk/343318-gchq-ns...ampaign=chrome
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