Georgian parliamentary opposition demands control on operative activities of police
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 2 / corr. Trend N.Kirtzkhalia
Christian-Democrats demand monitoring of the Georgian Interior Ministry's operative activities regarding the political parties. MP Nika Laliashvili stated in a briefing on Jul.1 that video records of opposition leaders' meeting in Berlin and overhear facilities found in the parties' offices obviously illustrate violation of the law by the Interior Ministry.
Based on that, agenda includes establishing a special group to monitor special operative activities of police related to the political development, he stated.
Monitoring should cover political processes, but not the anti-criminal or anti-terror operations by the law-enforcement bodies, Laliashvili underlined.
This group should include representatives of political parties, non-governmental organizations, as well as journalists.
At the same time, Christian-Democrats demand toughening legislation about use of overhear facilities and spy techniques, particularly procedures on sanctioning use of these facilities. It is also necessary to establish a reform group in this sphere, Laliashvili said.
"Though a very transparent building was built for the Georgian Interior Ministry, its activities remain the most closed," MP said. Reforms in this sphere are of exterior character," he added.
Laliashvili offered to develop a concept to reorganize the Interior Ministry, mainly based on institutional reconstruction, decentralization of decision making and redistribution of responsibilities, toughening legislation about use of special techniques and etc.
According to Laliashvili, similar commission should be established as soon as possible to restore people's trust in police. It's the main demand of every civil state.