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Former intelligence officers go to court

THE CASE of wiretapping involving former Military Defence Intelligence (VOS) will be judged by the court.

Former defence minister Ľubomír Galko(Source: Sme - V. ŠImíček)

Prosecutor Jozef Čentéš charged five former military intelligence officers, including their former head Pavol B., with abusing their powers, the private broadcaster TV Markíza reported on February 22.

The case surfaced in 2011 when the Defence Ministry was led by current MP for Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) Ľubomír Galko. At the time, someone published records from the wiretapping of phone conversations of Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák with a reporter of Pravda, Vanda Vavrová. Later it turned out that counter-intelligence also monitored additional people, including ex-director of the TA3 news channel Michal Gučík. Altogether the rights of about 20 people were violated.

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The case resulted in Galko losing his post. He was replaced by then-prime minister Iveta Radičová.

Laying the charges shortly before elections indicates a political order, responded Galko. He defended the VOS officers also in the past, saying that the wiretapping was approved by judges.

“All such accusations and lawsuits foisted to media shortly before elections have to be taken with a pinch of salt and their value is considerably reduced in my eyes,” Galko told TV Markíza. “Thus I will wait for the ruling of an independent court.”

If the court finds them guilty, the former VOS officers may spend up to 10 years in prison, according to the broadcaster.

Topic: Corruption & scandals


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