Surveillance of clergy in Georgia: Prosecutor General's Office launched an investigation

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Surveillance of clergy in Georgia: Prosecutor General’s Office launched an investigation

Surveillance of clergy in Georgia: Prosecutor General’s Office launched an investigation

Investigative bodies have taken up the scandalous case of secret surveillance of clergy 09/14/2021, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, 14 Sep – Sputnik. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has opened an investigation in connection with the information disseminated in the media about secret surveillance of clergy, according to a statement on the agency’s website. The criminal case was opened on the fact of violation of the secrecy of private communication. The General Prosecutor’s Office also calls on all citizens to refrain from public dissemination of personal and personal information. with secret surveillance of priests Audio recordings of conversations of representatives of the Georgian clergy were made public on the air of the opposition television channel “TV Pirveli”. According to media reports, this information was provided to the opposition TV channels by a certain ex-official of the State Security Service. We are talking about the surveillance of more than 100 priests and more than three thousand files of hidden records. The Service of the State Inspector of Georgia has already called on the investigating authorities to promptly investigate all suspicious cases of hidden wiretapping and surveillance of citizens. According to Metropolitan Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo, Vladyka Nikoloz (Pachuashvili), which also appears in the published records, this is the machinations of “evil spirits” who want to turn people against the church. He also calls the state to account. According to one of the files decrypted by the Pirveli TV company, in 2013, Bishop Nikoloz transmitted information about personal meetings of the Catholicos of the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, as well as information from Lugar’s laboratory in Tbilisi to a certain Russian citizen Lolita Danilova. In return for his services, he took 30 thousand dollars. Meanwhile, the journalists of the opposition TV channel “Mtavari” published the results of their journalistic investigation. According to the TV channel, secret recordings from the State Security Service were “leaked” to the press by a resident of Tbilisi, a former employee of the department Akaki Nemsadze, who committed suicide two months ago, on July 8. Before his death, he decided to expose the criminal system, according to the media, and sent files to the e-mails of opposition TV channels. Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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Investigative authorities took up the scandalous case of secret surveillance of clergy

TBILISI, September 14 – Sputnik. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has launched an investigation in connection with information disseminated in the media about secret surveillance of clergy, according to a statement on the agency’s website.

A criminal case was initiated over the violation of the secrecy of private communication.

“As part of the investigation of the case, all necessary investigative and procedural actions will be carried out. We call on everyone who may have illegal records and materials to cooperate with the investigation. At the same time, we call on all media outlets that have these materials to cooperate with the investigation and provide us evidence “, – noted in the message.

The Prosecutor General’s Office also calls on all citizens to refrain from public dissemination of personal and personal information.

Priests’ secret surveillance scandal

Audio recordings of the conversations of the representatives of the Georgian clergy were made public on the air of the opposition television channel TV Pirveli. According to media reports, this information was provided to the opposition TV channels by a certain ex-official of the State Security Service. We are talking about the surveillance of more than 100 clergymen and more than three thousand files of hidden recording.

The State Inspector’s Service of Georgia has already called on the investigating authorities to promptly examine all suspicious cases of covert wiretapping and surveillance of citizens.

According to Metropolitan of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo, Vladyka Nikoloz (Pachuashvili), who also appears in the published records, these are the intrigues of “evil spirits” that want to turn people against the church. He also calls the state to account.

Who is secretly spying on priests in Georgia? The authorities and the opposition blame each other

According to one of the files decoded by the Pirveli TV company, in 2013, Bishop Nikoloz transmitted information about personal meetings of the Catholicos of the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, as well as information from Lugar’s laboratory in Tbilisi to a certain Russian citizen Lolita Danilova. In return for the services, he took $ 30,000.

Meanwhile, journalists from the opposition television channel Mtavari published the results of their journalistic investigation. According to the TV channel, secret recordings from the State Security Service were “leaked” to the press by a resident of Tbilisi, a former employee of the department Akaki Nemsadze, who committed suicide two months ago, on July 8. Before his death, he decided to expose the criminal system, according to the media, and sent files to the e-mail of opposition television channels.

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