"Young lawyers" demand to make public the document on the secrecy of case of photojournalists
Center for legal protection of Media at the non-governmental organization "Georgian Young Lawyers Association" demands to make public the administrative-legal act of assigning "Secret" classification to the case of photographers. As the "Georgia-News" reported, the demand is addressed to the Georgian Interior Ministry.
"The case was assigned "Secret" classification, respectively, the center's lawyers are obliged to protect information they have got from disclosure on the basis of professional activities" - "Young Lawyers" said in the statement.
"Center for legal protection of Media urges the Interior Ministry to make public the administrative-legal act of assigning "Secret" classification on its own initiative, as well as to present convincing arguments on the feasibility of assigning the case of photographers "Secret" classification, taking into account the legitimate interest of society" - said in a statement of NGOs.
Recall, on the eve four photojournalists, including a personal photographer of President Saakashvili, were detained by the Georgian Interior Ministry on charges of spying. The fifth detainee - photojournalist of "Associated Press" was later released.
The case of "photographers-spies" was assigned "Secret" classification.