Naked Rambler loses rights appeal

Former marine Stephen Gough had alleged that his repeated arrest, prosecution, conviction and imprisonment for being naked in public  violated his rights. Picture: TSPL
Former marine Stephen Gough had alleged that his repeated arrest, prosecution, conviction and imprisonment for being naked in public violated his rights. Picture: TSPL
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A MAN known as the Naked Rambler has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights where he claimed he had a right to be naked in public.

Former marine Stephen Gough, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, had alleged that his repeated arrest, prosecution, conviction and imprisonment for being naked in public and his treatment in detention violated his rights.

The court unanimously found there had been no violation of Articles 8 and 10 of the Convention.