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Vakhtang Maisaya confessed he was the agent of foreign special services2009-05-06 15:11
Vakhtang Maisaya, detained yesterday over suspicion of espionage, dean of the department of international political science, confessed he was the agent of foreign special services.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Today the Interior Ministry spread the video of his confession, and the audio of his tapped talks with the hirers.
According to MIA investigation revealed that Maisaya was connected with the special services of a foreign state and, following their request, provided them with materials and information containing the state secret. He e-mailed these data in a ciphered way. They concerned military, political and economical situation in Georgia, governmental changes, also contained information about weapons and machinery Georgia purchased.
"In August 2008, during the Georgian-Russian war, he hourly sent data on deployment of the armed forces of Georgia, quantity of military machinery and its dislocation. Instead Maisaya received money transferred to his account in Basis Bank". According to MIA, these actions are espionage, the punishment implies up to 12 years in prison.
In his confession, presented by the Ministry, Maisaya said for the information he provided during the Georgian-Russian war to his hirer, he was paid 3 000 euro.