THE Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) eavesdropped on the headquarters of political parties, new SIS boss Jozef Magala told members of the parliamentary committee for the control of the SIS.
“He talked about it only in general terms and added that right after taking over his position he adopted measures to stop the wiretapping,” an MP who did not want to be named told the daily Hospodárske noviny.
Magala was not concrete about where and when the wiretapping equipment was installed and by what means and for what reasons the eavesdropping took place. His predecessor in the top SIS post, Ladislav Pittner, briefly responded to the question of whether he knew about the alleged wiretapping by saying, “Let me laugh. Thank you.”
Vladimír Mečiar, the head of ruling Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), submitted the wiretapping case to the general prosecutor in order to initiate a response to the possible breach of the law.
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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