The public lustration Committee, claims that the decision of the national Agency for prevention of corruption about the withdrawal from public access of electronic declarations of a number of military prosecutors allows to demand similar measures from NACP and many other officials. A statement published on the organization’s website.
As noted by a public lustration-makers, NACP in its decision refers to the law on the state defence of employees of court and law enforcement agencies. This document, in particular, apply to employees of bodies of Prosecutor’s office, national police, the SBU, the NEB, the state border service, GFS, and staff personnel of intelligence agencies and employees of the Antimonopoly Committee. Thus, the NACP’s decision “allows the employees of the said bodies also require the withdrawal of declarations from the registry”, according to the lustration Committee.
The organization emphasized that the resolution of the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios about the withdrawal of declarations of several of his subordinates were considered NACP “behind closed doors”, which indicates “secret document”. The Agency’s decision on withdrawal of declarations is still not published.
In justification of the scandalous decision of the Agency Natalia Korchak refers to articles 10, 13 and 14 of the law on the state defence of employees of court and law enforcement agencies. “However, these rules of law do not allow to withdraw the Declaration from public access,” – noted in the lustration Committee.
The organization’s representatives state that the only point of the aforementioned law that would “pull the ears” to this situation is to “ensure the confidentiality of data about the objects of protection.” The rule provides for the possibility of “a temporary or permanent ban” on the issuance of information about the place of residence of protected persons and other information address Bureau, passport services, traffic police units, reference services, PBX and “other official information and reference services”, to which the NACP, however, does not apply, say in the Committee.
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Public lustration-makers also point out that to classify the data of electronic declarations is permitted only by the law on prevention of corruption and this can be done only for the staff of the exploration and/or persons occupying posts stay on which constitutes a state secret. “Military prosecutors do not belong to these persons”, – noted in Committee of lustration.
In addition, organizations point to the absence of guarantees of the “temporary nature” of this decision NACP and the fact that the list of officials to be subject to “declaratory secrecy”, will not increase.
14 April 2017, media reported that from the registry of electronic declarations after the resumption of his work has disappeared, more than 200 declarations of the General staff and the military Prosecutor.
Later in NACP explained that the Declaration was removed from the register on the basis of the decision of the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios “measures for the safety of these workers and their families.”