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MI5 (Security Service) Bids to Have Provo Spy's Case Heard in Secret

MI5 (Security Service) Bids to Have Provo Spy's Case Heard in Secret

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"This is a ridiculous argument because I no longer use the name McGartland and I am on my second new identity since I left Belfast," he said. "Everyone knows that Martin McGartland was a security agent and there is no point in pretending it is a secret", says Martin McGartland
"This is a ridiculous argument because I no longer use the name McGartland and I am on my second new identity since I left Belfast," he said. "Everyone knows that Martin McGartland was a security agent and there is no point in pretending it is a secret", says Martin McGartland

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Published by: Martin 'Marty' McGartland - 'Agent Carol' on May 20, 2013
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"This is a ridiculous argument because I no longer use the nameMcGartland and I am on my second new identity since I left Belfast," he said. "Everyone knows that Martin McGartland was a security agent and there is no point in pretending it is a secret",
says MartinMcGartland
* * * *MI5 bids to have Provo spy's case heard in secret
LIAM CLARKE20 May 2013Belfast Telegraph© 2013 Independent News & Media (Northern Ireland)LAWYERS acting for Martin McGartland
a former agent within the IRA
saythat an action he is taking against MI5 will be one of the first tests of acontroversial secret courts system set up to deal with intelligence matters.Mr McGartland (below), from west Belfast, has a new name and lives with hispartner Jo at a secret location arranged by MI5 in England.He is now suing the agency because it withdrew private medical treatment andstopped paying him.Case papers lodged at the High Court in London identify Mr McGartland'ssolicitors as Follett Stock, with offices in London. MI5 and the Home Office arerepresented by the Treasury Solicitors.Last night the former security forces agent said: "I can't claim benefits or use anormal doctor without disclosing my identity. I can't account for my bulletwounds and psychological symptoms without explaining what happened."At one stage my case officers advised me to say I had been in a car accidentbut they later recognised this was not feasible and agreed to pay me anamount equivalent to the benefits and arranged private medical treatment

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