Posts tagged as KGB files

Latvian president announces law on publication of KGB files

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On Tuesday, 16 October, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis announced the law on publication of Latvian KGB files, as confirmed by the entry in Latvian Herald. The president had previously said that Latvia’s centenary would be the time to put this matter to rest. At the same time, he said that in accordance with Saeima’s decision, the information to be published this year will be incomplete. Names will not tell anything…

Security Police: publication of KGB files could put at risk Latvia’s national security

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Publication of KGB files «could cause risks for national security,» said Chief of Security Police Normunds Mežviets in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT on Wednesday, 26 September. When asked to explain those risks, Mežviets referenced his colleague, Constitution Protection Bureau’s Director Jāņis Maizītis, who said that public access to KGB files could potentially society’s reduce trust in state security institutions. «You have to understand that there are…