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Regarding initiation of criminal proceedings

On 17 October 2018, DP initiated criminal proceedings in relation to activities drawn against the Republic of Latvia which are possibly done with the aim to assist a foreign country to draw against national security of Latvia.  The subject of the criminal proceedings is criminal activity stipulated in Section 80 Article 2 (for the activities aimed against national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, State power or administrative order of the Republic of Latvia in a manner that is not provided in the Constitution), if they have been committed by an organised group) and Section 81¹ (for committing activities with the purpose to assist a foreign state or a foreign organisation to take action against national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, State power, administrative order or national security of the Republic of Latvia).

In relation to the initiated criminal proceedings, on 23 November 2018 three persons were detained and authorized search has been conducted in the objects which are linked to the detained persons The persons have been granted the status of a suspect and the detention order not related to deprivation of freedom has been given.

Taking into account that the investigation is on-going, DP refrains from any comments regarding the course of the investigation.

DP reminds that no person shall be considered guilty until the guilt of such person has been determined in accordance with the procedures laid down in the respective Law.

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