Instead of deleting the sensitive file from her computer, the Belfast City Council (BCC) saved another copy of the same file to a woman’s online Google documents, according to Prudence Halliwell whose mysterious fight with the Belfast authorities is getting noticed outside Britain now.
Earlier this month, the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs published an account of Halliwell’s situation whose house was ransacked by BCC officials under a court injunction which Halliwell regarded as part of a harassment move against her by the Belfast authorities of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Now the London-based woman says she has proof that another copy of the same file, sent deliberately to her earlier by the BCC staff, was saved in her Google docs.
A screenshot of the list of Halliwell’s Google docs was made available to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs. It shows two Google docs in the woman’s Google account dated 28th of February, when she said it was first sent to her, and 20th of March when her computer was seized by the BCC officials who raided her house by a special court order issued by a court in Belfast. Halliwell tells that the second doc was not there till her computer was seized.
“Now why would they not delete the file and even plant a second one there in my Google account?” asks Halliwell who says she was made to reveal her password to the Belfast authorities.
In the mean time, Halliwell says she has also received a bill from the court in Belfast in which the Belfast City Council has demanded payment of damages worth 38 thousand pound sterling.
“This is ludicrous,” Halliwell says about the bill. “I don’t have any money; but even if I had, I would not pay them anything. And I am not going to that court in Belfast.” While she is required to appear before the court in Blefast on June 12, Halliwell maintains that Belfast authorities or courts have no jurisdiction over her.