secret wiretapping powers

TI asks for proof that wiretap was legal

By | December 24th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Transparency International Georgia demands that the authorities show proof that they had a legal right to secretly tap the phones of two former officials. The phone conversations in question were used to justify detaining officials in the […]

Supreme Court tightens surveillance oversight

By | December 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Supreme Court of Georgia is establishing a special group which will oversee the issuing of warrants for secret surveillance. Kote Kublashvili, Chair of the Supreme Court, said Friday that Zaza Meishvili, Chair of the Criminal Law Chamber, […]

Secrets revealed of how Georgia’s political police operates

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A memory card belonging to a policeman in a small village has been presented by an organization which says it reveals how authorities are systematically monitoring people’s political sympathies. The memory card belongs to Shmagi Uratadze, who works […]

Teliasonera starts new ethics program after criticism

By | June 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The recent criticism against Swedish telecom giant Teliasonera’s cooperation with totalitarian regimes in the former Soviet Union has prompted the company to start a new program for ensuring that human rights are observed. -We denounce all human rights […]

Political analyst suspects his apartment is bugged

By | June 14th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An independent commentator in Georgia suspects there was installed surveillance equipment in his flat. Gia Khukhashvili yesterday told journalists his neighbor from upstairs discovered a listening device and informed him. “I haven’t seen it […]

Swedish mobile giant Teliasonera may be breaking the law

By | May 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Swedish TV recently revealed that Teliasonera has opened their doors for an Orwellian level of surveillance in former Soviet countries. A group of lawyers in Georgia now says that indiscriminate wiretapping is illegal. Georgian Young Lawyer’s […]

Young lawyers win suit against secret wiretapping powers

By | March 1st, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Constitutional Court has decided that parliament did not have the right to give prosecutors powers to conduct secret wiretappings. Tamar Khidasheli and Georgian Young Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court regarding […]