Dirty tricks claims in Michaela trial over phone tapping
Lawyers for the defence of two men accused of murdering honeymooner Michaela McAreavey have had their telephones tapped by police in Mauritius, it has been claimed.
Sources said the island’s telephone grid has been targeted by police in what has been described as a dirty tricks campaign against Avinash Treebhooowoon (30) and Sandip Moneea (42) who both deny strangling the Co Tyrone teacher in January 2011.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “There are dirty tricks at play. It is a despicable and treacherous approach to a murder trial. There are two men’s live at stake here. There will be no justice for Michaela if the wrong men are convicted.”
Following claims of the tapping legal teams have taken to sharing information about the trial in a noisy streets or in safe rooms swept for listening devices, with Treebhoowoon’s counsel even speaking in English rather than French Creole to dupe the alleged eavesdroppers.