​GCHQ Broke The Law, Ordered To Destroy Stolen Documents By UK Tribunal – 29 April 2015

RT logoIn an historic ruling, a British intelligence tribunal has ordered UK spy agency GCHQ to destroy communications it collected unlawfully from Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi.

Saadi’s legal representatives say it is the first time in its 15-year history that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has upheld a complaint against the security services.

The human rights charity Reprieve add it is also the first time the tribunal has ordered a security agency to give up surveillance material.

Documents which the IPT ruled must be destroyed are legally privileged communications belonging to Saadi, a former opponent of ousted Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who claims he was “rendered” by UK spies to Libya, where he was tortured.

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