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New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can see FBI evidence being used against him

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:32PM EST

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The United States government has suffered another legal setback in its case against alleged piracy king Kim Dotcom, TorrentFreak reported. Authorities involved in the case were trying to claim that the evidence they compiled against Dotcom should stay private. A New Zealand judge on Thursday upheld an earlier decision that ordered the U.S. government to reveal the evidence it held against the Megaupload team, however, citing that the defendants would be unable to mount a full and proper defense in their upcoming extradition hearing without it. “Without disclosure [Kim Dotcom and associates] will be significantly constrained in [their] ability to participate in the hearing, and the requesting state will have a significant advantage in terms of access to information,” Justice Helen Winkelmann said in the ruling.


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