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Intelligence service to be split from interior ministry

by | Oct 26, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says the intelligence service will be separated from the interior ministry and be set up as an independent state agency.

“This service will have as function to find secret information, analyze, systematize,” Ivanishvili said, and explained that criminal law persecution will not be under the new agency’s authority.

Bidzina Ivanishvli said the government will transform the Interior Ministry to a domestic affairs ministry and form it as civil service.

“We will enforce a mechanism of public control of police activity. Policemen will be released from political pressure and they will serve the state and the people. We will not let the police once again become a weapon for threatening people and exert violence for a political force.”

Ivanishvili said the new government will not start political persecution.

He spoke about the importance of constitutional changes to have an appropriate model of state governing and to end single person or single party management. The model of governing adopted by parliament will provide state stability, he said adding that they will agree with Georgian people on this issue and then make decision.



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