Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia calls on foreign spies to surrender
Georgian Interior Ministry called on all participants of spy networks of foreign countries, operating in Georgia, to surrender.
According to RBK, a special message with a similar call has appeared at the site of the department. It was noted that a voluntary confession in cooperation with foreign intelligence will automatically entail exemption from liability for such acts.
Spies who wish to reveal themselves can do this in several ways - to appear at the Counter-Intelligence Department of the Georgian Interior Ministry, by phone or by email.
Note, that in Georgia the last time, there have appeared several spy scandals and several dozen people were detained and charged with illegal relations with Russian intelligence. The last of them was informally known as "the case of photographers." The law enforcement bodies of Georgia have detained the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili Irakli Gedenidze and his wife. Zurab Kurtsikidze and George Abdaladze were also detained.
It was noted that the police had raided the houses of the detainees, taking their cell phones and computers including devices of their families.
The detainees were accused of providing a different information to "organization, working under the cover of one of the special services of foreign states, to the detriment of the interests of Georgia".
Irakli Gedenidze has later admitted in cooperation with Russian intelligence agencies.
Gedenidze said that he had provided the order of the day of the Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, the itineraries of his convoy and the location of the residences to Zurab Kurtsikidze, who was in direct contact with the Russian side. According to the photographer for , he was forced to espionage by threats and blackmail. Kurtsikidze denied his guilt. However, past weekend Zurab Kurtsikidze and George Abdaladze made confession.
Also note, in December last year the Georgian Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili said in an interview to newspaper "Kommersant" that thousands GRU employees were acting in the republic.