Simon Hughes latest to sue News Int over hacking

Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes MP has become the latest public figure to reveal that he is suing News International for breach of privacy over phone-hacking.

Hughes was one of the figures originally cited in the 2006 prosecution of Clive Goodman and Glen Mulcaire for phone-hacking on behalf of the News of the World.

Hughes said in a statement: “It is important now that all those who were clearly the subject of criminal activity help to get to the bottom of what happened during this dark period in British journalism.

“I have always been clear that the reason why I was most critical about illegal activity in my case was not the effect on my reputation but the invasion of privacy of others – constituents, colleagues, family and friends who should never expect to be the subject of illegal press intrusion.”

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