Sadiq Khan answers my #Assange surveillance questions with ‘Can’t tell you it’s National Security’

Earlier in the Month I send a letter to the London Assembly requesting information on the police surveillance outside the Ecuadorian Embassy. You will find my blog post here. London Assembly Member David Kurten asked questions from the London Mayor to answer. Here are the responses so far:

Q: Did the Metropolitan Police work with the CIA to monitor the Ecuadorian Embassy while Julian Assange was resident there? If so, were you aware of any collaboration between the Metropolitan Police and the CIA?
A: As this is a question on national security, the MPS can neither confirm nor deny the use of such information.

https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2020/0141

Laser microphone in use at 18 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge to surveill Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Q: Were you aware of a laser microphone allegedly being used by the Metropolitan Police to monitor the Ecuadorian Embassy when Julian Assange was resident? If so, to what extent was such equipment funded by the Metropolitan Police?
A: As this is a question on national security, the MPS can neither confirm nor deny the use of such information.

https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2020/0142

21/12/2014 0utside no 18 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Q: To what extent did the Metropolitan Police monitor supporters of Julian Assange who were present from time to time outside the Ecuadorian Embassy whilst he was resident there?
A: As this is a question on national security, the MPS can neither confirm nor deny the use of such information.

https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2020/0143

Q: What were the total costs to the Metropolitan Police with respect to Julian Assange while he was resident in the Ecuadorian Embassy?
A: Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.

https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2020/0144

June 2014 Hans Crescent

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