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Kyrgyz parliamentarian suggests law on Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance.

The State National Security Committee does not eavesdrop phone conversations of parliamentarians and other individuals without a court sanction, Vice Chairman of the State National Security Committee Marat Imankulov said at the plenary session of the Parliament today.During consideration of the murder of 3 police officers on January 4 and subsequent anti-terror special operation outside Bishkek on January 5 in Parliament, MP Dastanbek Bekeshev claimed the national security agencies illegitimately eavesdrops phone conversations of parliamentarians and government officials.Imankulov denied these allegations. He said he has no information about illegitimate eavesdropping by national security officers. "In accordance with the law on operational investigation, we have the right to eavesdrop phone conversations only with court sanction since 2011," he underscored. Such norm appeared with adoption of the new Constitution. Previously, only prosecutor's sanction was required.MP Bekeshev to what extend eavesdropping helps in investigation. Marat Imankulov said it is very helpful. The parliamentarian then suggested to develop the draft law on Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance in order eavesdropping is made legitimately.

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Date:Jan 14, 2011
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