Police ask Gašparovič to allow SIS head Mitrík to speak about Gorilla

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič received a written request from the police on Thursday, January 12, asking him to lift the code of secrecy from Slovak Information Service (SIS) spy agency director Karol Mitrík in connection with the so-called Gorilla case, presidential spokesman Marek Trubač has confirmed, as reported by the Aktualne.sk website. "He [Gašparovič] wants to decide whether to remove the code of secrecy from the current director [Mitrík] within the shortest time possible," Trubač said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič received a written request from the police on Thursday, January 12, asking him to lift the code of secrecy from Slovak Information Service (SIS) spy agency director Karol Mitrík in connection with the so-called Gorilla case, presidential spokesman Marek Trubač has confirmed, as reported by the Aktualne.sk website. "He [Gašparovič] wants to decide whether to remove the code of secrecy from the current director [Mitrík] within the shortest time possible," Trubač said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Similar proceedings in the case of Mitrík's predecessor, Jozef Magala, whose name is also mentioned in the Gorilla file, remain doubtful, however. "As the former director of the intelligence service isn't defined in the law in any way, some legal opinions state that nobody can lift the code of secrecy from him," the website stated. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) is waiting for Mitrík's answers too. She has sent him a letter asking him to clarify the circumstances behind the whole alleged wiretapping case.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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