Home secretary argues disclosure of files relevant to death of Alexander Perepilichnyy could harm national security
The government is refusing to release “super-sensitive” evidence from Britain’s spy agencies which could shed light on the mysterious death of a Russian whistleblower, the high court has heard, fuelling perceptions of a cover-up.
The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has made an application preventing the disclosure of intelligence files concerning Alexander Perepilichnyy, who collapsed and died in November 2012 outside his luxury home in Weybridge, Surrey, after he had been out jogging. He was 44.
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