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Legal Privilege? MI5, MI6, GCHQ Snoop On Lawyers’ Client Comms – 7 November 2014

RT logoThe UK intelligence services have intercepted legally privileged communications between clients and their lawyers in high profile security cases, released passages of internal policy documents revealed.

“The Government has been forced to release secret policies which show that GCHQ [the Government Communications Headquarters] and MI5 [the Security Service] have for years advised staff that they may ‘target the communications of lawyers,’ and use legally privileged material ‘just like any other item of intelligence,” Reprieve human rights group said in a statement.

The disclosure of previously classified material comes in response to the torture case of two Libyan families whose members have been tortured by Colonel Gaddaffi regime, in a joint CIA-MI6 operation.

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