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President has all trump cards to start real reform in law enforcement agencies

Lawyer Kanatbek Aziz commented to 24.kg news agency the speech of the President Sooronbai Jeenbekov at a meeting of the Security Council that took place the day before. The head of state harshly criticized the work of law enforcement and fiscal bodies and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

According to Kanatbek Aziz, yesterday’s statement by Sooronbai Jeenbekov was unexpected, because before that he had not commented on the situation either with the judicial reform that failed or with the arbitrariness happening in the law enforcement and supervisory systems.

"It’s one thing to criticize, the other is to make decisions. After such a sharp criticism against the generals, as I understand it, the leaders of the law enforcement agencies were given the last chance to improve. The society is waiting for real changes. We have been waiting since 2011, "Kanatbek Aziz stressed.

Now Sooronbai Jeenbekov has a real opportunity to show how much he is really ready not just for personnel reshuffle, but for reforms in all spheres.

Kanatbek Aziz

The lawyer added that if there are no major changes, this accusatory speech would remain only a declarative statement.

The first meeting of the Security Council under the chairmanship of the new president of the country took place yesterday in Ala-Archa 1 State Residence. The agenda included one question — actual measures to combat corruption in judicial, law enforcement and supervisory bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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