The Lithuanian State Security Department says it secretly spied on over 1,000 Lithuanian citizens and over 800 foreigners last year.
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In all cases, the department had a court sanction "for tracking a person's telephone and Internet communications, entering the person's private space and examination of his documents and other items," the department said in a report published on Monday.

"In 2014, the State Security Department carried out regional court-sanctions actions with regard to 1,884 individuals. Among them, 1,024 were citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, 816 were non-Lithuanian citizens and 26 were organizations," reads the document.

The department said the intelligence information collected during the actions was handed over to leaders of the state.

Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

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