The photographers’ lawyers say Article 314 of the legal code is drawn up to allow security services to hide details of cases, and to use secrecy to fabricate convictions.
The four photographers brought the number of Georgians convicted of espionage to almost 50 in the last three years. In almost all cases, the prosecution’s main evidence has been a confession from the defendant, who often agreed to confess to lessen his sentence.
Since all the cases are deemed to be secret, the public has no way of examining them. Continue reading