EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Georgia: New Law Prevent Former KGB Agents To Take Positions In Government

Posted by Info on 31/05/2011

Georgia will destroy Soviet-era monuments and change any street names which refer to its Communist past, lawmakers decided on Tuesday, passing a new law aimed at distancing the country from its former master Russia.

The so-called Freedom Charte
r will set up a commission led by the Interior Ministry to identify symbols, monuments, inscriptions, street and park names “that may reflect or contain elements of Soviet or fascist ideology” and consider their removal.

The law will also prevent former KGB agents and senior Communist party officials from occupying high-ranking positions in government.

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