GCHQ found guilty of illegal spying on human rights groups

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GCHQ UKRT.com. Two human rights groups were spied on illegally by British security agency GCHQ, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled after the groups lodged formal complaints.

GCHQ was found guilty of keeping hold of emails for longer than is legally permissible and violated its own internal procedures, the IPT ruled.

The IPT, however, ruled that the initial interception of mail from both the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the South African non-profit Legal Resources Centre was legal.

Read more at RT.com


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