Presidential Staff Member Suspected of Spying
A member of Georgia’s
presidential staff has been detained under suspicion of spying and high treason.
Simon Kiladze “has been systematically passing on classified information to
the secret services of another country,” Georgian Interior Minister Vano
Merabishvili was quoted by ITAR-TASS news agency as saying.
“The information concerned visits by the president, the heads of executive and
legislative bodies and state delegations, the negotiations held, the issues
discussed, and other strategic information,” the minister added.
Merabishvili said that Kiladze had received at least 20,000 dollars as reward.
He refused to name the country Kiladze is said to have spied for, adding that
all the information would be revealed in court.
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