Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Not Destroying Tapes of Eavesdropping May Lead to Cancellation of Criminal Cases

Many criminal cases might possibly have to be cancelled because the Justice Department in Amsterdam has not destroyed tapes of tapping in on conversations between suspects and their lawyers. While it is permitted to listen in to such conversations, the tapes must then be destroyed immediately. Nineteen DVDs of such conversations were given to a suspect in the Bijlmer jail in Amsterdam by mistake. Similar mistakes of the Attorney-General’s office led to the cancellation of the process against the Hell’s Angels in December 2007.

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