Practice Relating to Rule 107. Spies
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
CHAPTER XXXVII – Crime against Constitutional Structure and Security Principles of Georgia
Article 314 – Espionage
1. Collection, storage, transfer or extortion or stealing of items, documents, information or other data containing state secrets of Georgia for the purpose of handing them to a foreign country, foreign organisation or their representatives, or collection or transfer of other information to the detriment of Georgia upon instructions of a foreign intelligence service or foreign organisation, –
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of eight to twelve years.
2. Espionage committed during war or armed conflict, or that has seriously prejudiced the interests of Georgia, –
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of twelve to twenty years.