Syrian governmental employees: charges of corruption

14-02-2014

 

ARA News

Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan− The Syrian Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, issued on Wednesday a number of decisions which involved dismissing 104 governmental employees in the various ministries and official bodies “as a step forward in the fight against financial and administrative corruption”, according to Tishrin state newspaper. 

Opposition groups argue that most of the dismissal decisions are politically motivated, as they include employees involved in activities opposed to the government’s policies. 

Year 2013 saw the dismissal of more than 2100 state employees. The biggest number of dismissals was in November 2013, while the last dismissals were in last January and included 244 employee.

Observers expect a number of Kurdish employees to be included in the dismissal decisions, similar to previous dismissals of Kurdish state employees which included Faisal Yusiv, the former periodic president of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) who worked for the public establishment of electricity in Qamishli city, north Syria.  

 

Reporting by: Ehmed Herbi

Source: ARA News

 

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