England

Elderly UK Activist Wins Fight to Have Surveillance Files Purged

Had no criminal record, but police were keeping tabs on 88-year-old's presence at demonstrations

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Three appeal court judges have ruled that police violated the human rights of an 88-year-old peaceful campaigner when they secretly labelled him a "domestic extremist" and recorded his political activities.

John Catt, who has no criminal record, was shocked when he discovered police had clandestinely kept a detailed note of his presence on more than 55 demonstrations over a four-year period.