Sakartvelo falls into the "spy mania"
According to relatives and friends of the photographers detained today in Georgia, they are charged with the first part of article 314 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. As the "GHN" reported, on this article they can be punished by imprisonment for a term of 8 to 12 years. This article provides punishment for the collection, storage or transportation for the transfer of items, documentation and other data containing sensitive government information of Georgia to foreign governments, foreign organizations or their representatives, as well as intelligence against the interests of Georgia, or the collection or transmission other information on behalf of a foreign state, in other words - for espionage.
Earlier today, it was reported that 5 photographers were detained in Georgia. Among them - the photographers of MFA of Georgia, of "Associated Press", of the "Agency pressfoto of Europe", as well as the personal photographer of President of Georgia Irakli Gedenidze with his wife.