KKE alleges its HQ telephone center has been wiretapped

2 December 2016
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The Communist Party announced on Thursday that it recently discovered that the party’s HQ were wiretapped and called on the government to act swiftly to discover the perpetrators. According to the official statement, it was observed that various recent telephone conversations appeared bugged, among which calls to and from the headquarters of SYRIZA, New Democracy and the River.

“These listen-ins are caused by an unknown third ‘center’” the party noted in its press release. “The Communist Party denounces this fact. The government must immediately investigate this issue in depth, uncover the perpetrators and ensure, as required by every government, the privacy of telephone conversations”.

The Communist Party also said it informed Parliament President Nikos Voutsis and the Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Nikos Pappas, on the matter, as well as the heads of the other parties involved. The government spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos offered reassurances that the government will do everything in its power to investigate the very serious allegations.

Telecommunications company OTE also noted that it has launched an investigation in the technical issues of the matter, but has yet to reveal any problems. Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou has ordered an investigation into the serious matter.

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