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Ease of phone tapping feeds fears of police state

Author: Svitlana Tuchynska All articles by this author

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Feb. 21, 2013 22:14
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On this Oct. 1 photo journalists demand that parliament cancel a proposed parliamentary bill that would’ve criminalized libel.
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Each year the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Ukraine’s KGB successor agency, gets court orders to tap the phones of approximately 25,000 people. The number was released by Supreme Court head Vasyl Onopenko in 2011.

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