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Interior Ministry decides to remove State Security Division

Published the:  07/03/2011

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March. 7, 2011 TAP - In a communiqué released on Monday, the Ministry of the Interior said it has already started implementing the following measures:
Breaking definitely with all forms of organisation akin to "political police" whether at the level of structure, mission or practices.
Removing the State Security Division.
Reasserting the commitment of the Interior Ministry to enforce the law and respect freedoms and civil rights.
In this communiqué, a copy of which was received by TAP, the Interior Ministry said all these practical measures are in harmony with the values of the revolution and are designed to comply with the law, in theory and practice, in materialisation of the climate of confidence and transparency in the relationship between security services and the citizens.
These measures, adds the communiqué, were also taken to overcome the deficiencies noted under the former regime. They are also part of the re-organisation of the Home Security structures by drawing inspiration on regulations in force in democratic States as well as the expertise and experiences of these countries.
These measures and decisions, said the communiqué, are part of the new approach of the Interior Ministry's competences and the will to continue the action already started to contribute to achieving the attributes of democracy, dignity and freedom.