August 21, 2015

MI5 spied on suspected communists & anti-colonial leaders, secret files reveal

Bitish intelligence spied on ordinary citizens with left-wing and anti-colonial sympathies during the post-war years, according to newly declassified files in the National Archives.

Security agency MI5 subjected anyone with links to the Communist Party to close surveillance, with spies listening to their telephone conversations, opening their letters and even following their movements. Read more + video.


MI5 spied on Doris Lessing for 20 years, declassified documents reveal - Guardian
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show - Independent

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