Police appoint senior team to look into illegal GCSB spying
29 October 2012
Police appoint senior team to look
into illegal GCSB spying
Police have appointed a
team of senior investigators to look into a Green Party
complaint about the Government Communications Security
Bureau’s illegal interception of Kim Dotcom’s
communications, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said
Head of the ‘Operation Grey’ inquiry Peter
Read, Detective Superintendent Southern, wrote to Dr Norman
who laid the complaint under the Crimes Act.
expected an initial report on the findings
“I am very pleased that senior police
investigators have started inquiries and expect to make an
initial report by November 15,” Dr Norman said.
reassuring to know that police intend to interview key
witnesses to get to the bottom of how a New Zealand resident
was illegally spied upon.
“I hope they will interview
senior police and Government ministers including Prime
Minister John Key and his deputy Bill English, about their
involvement,” Dr Norman said.
“Spies must be held to
the same standards as other New Zealanders. They are subject
to the laws of this land and must be held accountable by the
police and the courts when they violate those laws.”
QC has been appointed to provide independent oversight of
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