Statewatch article: RefNo# 36830
UK: Protester, 91, goes to European court over secret police files
Statewatch News Online, July 2016
"A 91-year-old whose political activities were covertly recorded by police has won the right to take his legal case to the European court of human rights.

John Catt, who has no criminal record, has fought a six-year battle to force the police to delete their surveillance records of his activities at 66 peace and human rights protests.

The police had noted descriptions of his appearance and clothes at the demonstrations and how he liked to draw sketches of the protests.

The case in front of the European court could help to determine how much information police are permitted to record on law-abiding individuals taking part in protests."


See the full story: Protester, 91, goes to European court over secret police files (The Guardian, link)

Background: A BAD DAY FOR DEMOCRACY (Statewatch News Online, March 2015) and: Files on politicians, journalists and peace protestors held by police in "domestic extremist" database (Statewatch News Online, November 2013)

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