The government believes that the intelligence agencies were not acting unlawfully by eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with their clients in the interest of national security and will therefor appeal against the court in The Hague's ruling to stop this practice.
Intelligence agencies must stop eavesdropping on confidential conversations between lawyers and their clients, the court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday morning.
A number of Amsterdam law firm Prakken d'Oliveira's clients are refusing to communicate with their attorneys by phone or email because they are afraid that the General Intelligence and Security Service, or AIVD, is listening in
According to Justice, former VVD politician Kathalijne de Kruif was indeed a member of a criminal organization that was involved in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.
Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.