Half of Urgent Wiretapping Requests Rejected by CourtOut of 639 requests by investigatng authorities, such as the Agency of National Security Planning and the police, for urgent wiretappings during the first half of this year, more than 50% were rejected by the court.
According to material released by the government, 327 motions failed to get approval from the court. State prosecutors, on the other hand, were only denied 9% of the time during the same period.
Urgent electronic eavesdropping must get approval from the court within 48 hours or it must be stopped on the spot.
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