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An anti-corruption NGO of former spies? (Lustration)

April 6, 2013

Lustration – to purify by means of ceremony.

That is the proposed name for an embryonic new NGO composed of former Ukrainian intelligence personnel whose aim will be to fight corruption.

This NGO will be headed by retired Colonel Petro Nedzelsky, once of the General Intelligence Department of Ukraine.

“We want to create an organization to fight corruption. No one can do that better than we, the officers.  Fighting corruption is the main function. If we get information about corruption, we will assist the relevant government agencies in fighting this evil.”

Well it will be interesting to see how they do – and more specifically who within society and the State apparatus they target – or not.

Will it concentrate on the democratic horizontal or the democratic vertical?

The answer, as is so often the case with civil society, will probably be found in the vested interests of those who ultimately fund this NGO.

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