Lithuanian PM hopes culprit installed bugs to be found

  • 2012-07-05

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius refuses to make further comments on the Tuesday investigation for eavesdropping equipment installed in the headquarters of the ruling Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD). However, Kubilius confirmed that prosecutors have launched an investigation.

"I want to remind that we ourselves discovered these bugs with the help of specialists. Executive Secretary of the Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) Raimundas Alekna applied the Prosecutor General's Office asking to launch a pre-trial investigation. Currently, the pre-trial investigation is in progress, therefore we cannot pass more comments", said PM Thursday in an interview to the radio Ziniu Radijas.

PM did not reveal whether the traced bugs were presented to law enforcement.

"The specialists perform a thorough inspection and it is good. I also hope that soon it will be discovered who installed this eavesdropping equipment in the headquarters of the party in order to monitor conversations," said PM.

The bugs were found on June 12 hidden in a computer's mouse and in a tree growing in the inner courtyard of the headquarters of the party.

A person is liable to the imprisonment for up to four years for the unauthorized installation of special equipment or its use for the collection of information.