Stephen Gough, dubbed "The Naked Rambler" by British media
for his bid to trek the length of the country wearing no more
than a hat and bulky rucksack, has faced some 30 convictions for
public order disturbances and other offences.
Gough argued that European laws on respect for private life and
freedom of expression gave him the right to nudity whenever he
chose it. But the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human
Rights (ECHR) ruled that they did not apply given his
"deliberately repetitive antisocial conduct".
"He had plenty of other ways of expressing his opinions," it
(Reporting by Gilbert Reilhac, writing by Mark John; Editing by
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