Bulgarian PM Denies Ordering Special Surveillance Devices

Bulgarian PM Denies Ordering Special Surveillance Devices

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, denied Tuesday ever ordering special surveillance devices.

Borisov further stated that talk about the use of such devices in recording conversations between key Bulgarian figures should not be held until the Prosecutor's Office issues official information.

According to Bulgarian laws, special surveillance devices can be used only in order to reveal and prevent serious crimes, when there are no other means to investigate. They cannot be applied without a prosecutor's warrant; must be submitted with the prosecutor, and destroyed in 10 days if not used in legal proceedings as evidence. To make them public is a crime calling for jail time.

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