PRIVATE EYE AND SUPER INJUNCTIONS

“Private Eye” have pushed the limits regarding super injunctions.  They are relating one is linked to a N.Ireland individual.

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PRIVATE EYE

You can read about it here at this link. SILENCING IN COURT

Expunged from the internet
Since Private Eye is published in London rather than Belfast, we are free to tell you this. And to inform you that the order was brought on behalf of a man who was arrested on suspicion of a number of sexual offences in June, which he denies. Police in Northern Ireland say they are preparing a file which will be sent to the prosecution service. Although the court order in question applies to one particular media organisation’s reporting of his arrest – which has duly been expunged from the internet – the story was followed up by a number of other outlets, whose own reports remain available online more than a fortnight later.

The man’s lawyers point out that “he is entitled to the presumption of innocence”, which of course he is. But they also, in a covering letter sent to media outlets in Northern Ireland, cite the precedent of “the recent Supreme Court decision of PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd regarding the absence of public interest, as a matter of law, in stories involving the sexuality of public figures”.

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

 

 

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