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NZ spy agency in illegal Kim Dotcom wiretap 'deletes key evidence' ahead of hearing

Published time: February 04, 2014 10:08
Kim Dotcom (Reuters/Nigel Marple)

Kim Dotcom (Reuters/Nigel Marple)

Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom has accused the New Zealand spy agency of getting rid of the information necessary for his $6.9 million damages hearing.

"The GCSB spy agency seems to have deleted evidence relevant to my case against the GCSB for illegally spying on NZ residents,'' Dotcom tweeted.

Dotcom claimed that lawyers who act on behalf of the agency told him that some of the communications “automatically aged off” and suggested using “those communications which are still recoverable.”

The tycoon also posted a video of Prime Minister John Key, who is in charge of the agency, saying, "This is a spy agency. We don't delete things. We archive them.”

Dotcom’s statement provoked calls to look into the agency’s doings.

Labor Party associate Security and Intelligence spokesman Grant Robertson told 3news, a local media outlet, that if the claims are true, it has "serious implications" for Dotcom's case.

"More than that, it calls into question claims John Key made in Parliament in 2012 that the GCSB does not delete files," Robertson stressed.

The alleged move by GCSB was “basic contempt of court,” Green Party co-leader Russel Norman told, as quoted by the New Zealand Herald.

However, Key told 3news that Dotcom’s claims are “completely and utterly wrong.”

"Legal documents created by the GCSB are held in their system forever. Raw intelligence by law has to age off the system if it's no longer relevant," Key added.

Megaupload, founded by Kim Dotcom, was taken down by the US authorities in 2012. The site got about 50 million users a day when it was shut down.

Following the closure, the US government sought Dotcom’s extradition, forcing the New Zealand authorities to detain the tycoon.

The investigation is still on, but Dotcom launched a $6.9-million lawsuit against the New Zealand spy agency over the raid on his home in 2012 and the spying that happened in the lead-up to the raid.

Comments (11)

 

Don McCoy 05.02.2014 17:37

A government SCR3WING a citizen. SHOCKING.

Dotcom should automatically win his full damages. Not to mention the agency should be held to account...but if NZ is anything like today's USA...the goverment blunderer will be promoted, Dotcom will be executed, and ALL of his money will be "redistributed& quot; to the "poverty stricken" so they can continue cashing checks...

 

Peter Capper 05.02.2014 12:31

it should have mentioned the fact that DoN KeYs is up on Illegal Spying charges in April with John Banks also on political corruption charges both dealing with Kim "The Dot Com-putermander" ; , like a black Salamander wit a big white head!!!

He givin it to the them bankster wanksters waiting for them prison bars next prison is Mars... to the mining Stars in floatin cars...

so Satan is tied to the ones who cried but too late for the sheeple who died

they aint to blame for the conditioning game that made them tame to the lying game

so now they all dead and thez just us left so we better get of this planet of death

 

Yehoshua Barukh 05.02.2014 08:41

That being said, this should confirm whom JK works for, IMF / World Bank / NWO / Obama. JK gets his instructions from the IMF and if you look at any country that is in dept to the IMF, the standard ploy is to sell that countries assets (into the hands of the elite of course), bankrupt the country so it is utterly worthless. Any country that has kicked out the IMF etc is doing just fine. Ask Iceland!

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