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MI5 policy allowing agents to commit crimes was legal, say judges

The Guardian reported on a disappointing judgement at the Court of Appeal in our ‘Third Direction’ lawsuit challenging the legality of the policy under which MI5 authorises agents to commit crimes.

Reprieve and co-claimants Privacy International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre will seek permission to appeal to the supreme court. “The idea that the government can authorise undercover agents to commit the most serious crimes, including torture and murder, is deeply troubling and must be challenged,” said Reprieve Director Maya Foa.

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