Tom Nicholson, the investigative journalist who broke the story of the alleged secret service Gorilla file and several other murky stories, had his phone wiretapped. The Sme daily obtained an e-mail with a record of a phone call involving him and an unknown person, lasting 45 seconds.
The sender wrote that the police are wiretapping the journalist. Part of the report was also a picture of the transcript of the call, with the header and phone numbers whitened out. Nicholson is sure that it is him in the recording and is going to file a criminal motion. However, he told Sme he is not able to identify with whom he spoke.
In Slovakia, only the police, the intelligence service SIS and the Military Intelligence Service can legally wiretap. The Defence Ministry has already denied having authored the recording. The police are already checking whether the record comes from their system. SIS have so far not responded.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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24. Oct 2013 at 14:00