German authorities wiretap climate activists
Munich's public prosecutor has confirmed that since October 2022 the Bavarian authorities have been tapping communications of the Last Generation climate activist group, including phones, emails, and voicemails on suspicion that the group is forming or supporting a criminal organisation. Last Generation's public protests often include blocking traffic or throwing liquids or paint on artworks, buildings, and private plans and boats. In some cases, authorities also monitored mobile location data. Last Generation called the surveillance measures are absurd given that the group gives its real names, showed their faces, publish their plans, and accept legal consequences.
Publication date: 2023-06-25