Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brown accused News International

London .- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today accused News International, part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, to resort to "known criminals" to get personal information when he was in power. In an interview with the BBC, Brown accused the group of having ties to the world of "underworld" and favored an investigation into the abuse of power by News International.

The scandal over illegal wiretapping of "News of the World" has affected Brown allegedly spied on by other News International media group, namely "The Sunday Times" and possibly "Sun", according to British media. The Labour former leader referred to information obtained in recent years to cover the front page of the Sunday "The Sunday Times" and stating that he had bought an apartment property tycoon Robert Maxwell press at a reduced price.

The story was "completely wrong" and its aim was lying when he was finance minister (between 1997-2007). Moreover, in his interview, former Prime Minister admitted that he broke into tears upon learning of journalists of the News International that the tabloid "The Sun" had obtained details of the health problems of his son Fraser.

In 2006, the newspaper "The Sun", part of News International, revealed that Fraser suffered from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the respiratory system and digestive system. "Sarah (his wife) and I altered for this, we were thinking about their future (Fraser) in the long term, and we thought our family," said Brown, who said he was unaware how the newspaper got these details, since only knew family and doctors.

According to the BBC, "The Sunday Times" could spy on Brown when he was finance minister to try to access your voicemail, bank account and your family's medical history. Brown's wife has written on his Twitter account: "Very sad to hear all this from the privacy of my family. It's very personal and really painful if true." In 2006 it was revealed that some journalists at the "News of the World" allegedly used to punctures to intercept communications of celebrities, especially the messages placed in mailboxes of mobile phones.

Among others, the phones were tapped actress Sienna Miller, the former deputy prime minister John Prescott and Prince William, which gave rise to uncover the plot of the Sunday tabloid. Last week the crisis spread to disclosed that among the phone tapping was a little girl was murdered and on Friday arrested former director of the "News of the World" Andy Coulson, former press officer for Cameron, but was released on bail until October.

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