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Prosecution of alleged MP wire-tapping case halted

The prosecution in the case of alleged wire-tapping of some deputies – that was supposed to have taken place with the consent of then interior minister Daniel Lipšic – was halted. The case was being handled by the Department of Special Assignment of the General Prosecutor’s Office after then-opposition MP Igor Štefanov reported the alleged wire-tapping of 40 MPs with the consent of Lipšic.

The prosecution in the case of alleged wire-tapping of some deputies – that was supposed to have taken place with the consent of then interior minister Daniel Lipšic – was halted. The case was being handled by the Department of Special Assignment of the General Prosecutor’s Office after then-opposition MP Igor Štefanov reported the alleged wire-tapping of 40 MPs with the consent of Lipšic.

The Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday, January 22, issue that the investigation was halted a year ago. “A decision to refuse the case was issued,” GPO’s spokesperson Vladimíra Gedrovátold Sme. “Neither the criminal complaint, nor the documents acquired implied any suspicion of any crime.”

Lipšic refuted any accusations from the beginning, calling the case a typical intelligence game against the Interior Ministry. The GPO also corrected the story published in Sme, saying – according to the TASR newswire – that the Department of Special Assignment checked an anonymous criminal motion involving wire-tapping of an unspecified number of people. “Thus, the impetus for prosecution was not the step by former MP Štefanov, or his media statements in this matter,” Gedrová said. “The anonymous criminal motion was not connected with the case of stripping Igor Štefanov of his parliamentary immunity, either,” she concluded.

(Source: Sme, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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