Interior Minister issues special decree to ensure peaceful elections

The decree has already come into force. Photo by Ministry of Internal Affairs press office. Photo by Interior Ministry press office., 22 Sep 2017 - 13:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili has issued a special decree which envisages additional obligations for police staff ahead of the upcoming local elections which is scheduled on October 21 .

The decree stresses the importance of protecting political neutrality by policemen and orders the creation of special responsible groups, composed of police employees,  in all regions to prevent any possible threats or confrontations.

The groups will be tasked to reveal possible threats, evaluate risks, plan the activities for police forces and organize their conduction,” the decree reads.

The decree comes into play starting today.