Stories of undercover officers having relationships with activists have shocked the nation. On October 3rd, there is an important hearing in a case being brought by Kate Wilson against the Metropolitan Police. It concerns human rights abuses committed through her intimate relationship with Undercover Officer Mark Kennedy. Read on to find out all you need to know to support her in this case.
I was lied to by the police in a public apology that was supposed to be reparation for their deceit and abuse
In 2003 I fell in love with a man who did not exist. He was charismatic and romantic, and shared many of my interests and dreams. We lived together as lovers for more than a year. We travelled. He was close to my family, and placed himself at the centre of my world. We were the closest friends for seven years. I last saw him in August 2010. He took me for dinner, and afterwards we walked along the river and talked about our lives.
“I was abused by an undercover police officer who was sent into my life, into my home, into my parents’ home, and into my bed, by the Metropolitan Police.”
Kate Wilson, lifelong social and environmental activist, was deceived into a long-term, intimate relationship by an undercover police officer, Mark Kennedy. She won a Civil Claim against the police and is now taking legal action under human rights legislation. There will be an important hearing in the case on Wednesday 3rd October, with a support demonstration outside beforehand.
- When? 3rd October 9.30am (before a case hearing which is expected to start at 10.30am) in Court 73
- Where? We’ve just found out that the case has been moved, to the Royal Courts of Justice, so we’ll be demonstrating outside in the Strand.
- What about? Showing public support for a woman’s fight for the truth and to outlaw the practice of undercover cops deceiving women into intimate relationships
- Who should come? Anyone who cares about our right to participate in campaigning without fear of abuse by the state