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Lukashenko to hold session to discuss law enforcement agencies' performance soon

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will hold the session to discuss the performance of law enforcement agencies in 2016. He made the statement at the working meeting with Chairman of the Investigation Committee Ivan Noskevich, BelTA has learned.

“In the near future we will hold the session to discuss the performance of all law enforcement agencies in 2016, we will invite the representatives of judicial bodies to outline and discuss the issues that I am monitoring, starting from the reformation of the judicial and investigation system in general,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The President listened to the report on the performance of the Investigation Committee in 2016, including on the optimization of the committee. “The optimization is important for all agencies. Perhaps, it is less topical for the Investigation Committee because it was formed not long ago. However, enough time has passed for us to make sure that we had made right organizational decisions when building our Investigation Committee, distributing functions and authorities between investigation units, and so on. This issue will be also discussed at the large session with the participation of the Investigation Committee. This is one of the major issues for the entire system with the Supreme Court at the top,” the head of state said.

Alexander Lukashenko also asked about the results of the investigation of the most resonant criminal cases. Special attention was drawn to the need to solve the murder of a businessman in Berezino. “This is the point of honor. I have warned the Interior Minister, and he promised to solve this criminal case. You should pay attention to such cases,” the President emphasized.

Ivan Noskevich informed the President that in 2016 the Investigation Committee investigated more than 130,000 criminal cases. “In general, the Investigation Committee worked well without serious wobbling. There were no serious violations of the labor discipline which could have caused a massive public outcry or disturbance. We worked as usual,” he noted.