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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:01 PM

UN official calls on British government to investigate undercover police scandal

Source: The Guardian

A senior United Nations official has called on the British government to launch a judge-led public inquiry into the "shocking" case of Mark Kennedy and other undercover police officers who have been infiltrating protest groups.

Maina Kiai, a UN special rapporteur, said the scandal involving undercover police cultivating intimate sexual relationships with political activists over long periods of time had been as damaging as the phone-hacking controversy that prompted the Leveson inquiry.

He said he was "deeply concerned" about the UK's use of undercover police officers in non-violent groups exercising their democratic rights to protest.

"The case of Mark Kennedy and other undercover officers is shocking as the groups in question were not engaged in criminal activities," Kiai told a central London news conference. "The duration of this infiltration, and the resultant trauma and suspicion it has caused, are unacceptable in a democracy.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/23/un-official-undercover-police-scandal

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riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #1

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:06 PM

1. wow

Babies as a result of the undercover. Who is responsible for care and financial upkeep? The creep undercover cops just disappeared.!!!!
What kind of responsible government agency is this?

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