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PSNI searched man 156 times under anti-terrorism law

The applicant brought a case against the PSNI on the basis that he was subjected to 156 searches between 2009 and 2013 under the Justice and Security (NI) Act 2007.  He was stopped because of alleged dissident republican links.
 
The searches allegedly took place after the introduction of a stop and search code of practice in May 2013.  It is alleged that this code does not safeguard the applicant from arbitrary police detentions and unlike England and Wales, it is argued that there is no requirement for the police to set out the background of the person being stopped.  The applicant has contested the power to detain him on the basis that it breaches his privacy entitlements under Article 8.
 
The hearing continues.
 
You may access article from the Belfast Telegraph here.

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