NGO leader claims anti-corruption official made threats against him

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Security Police and State Police authorities are looking into whether there was threat of physical conflict or professionally offensive remarks made by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau KNAB deputy head Ilze Jurča against Gundars Jankovs, leader of Latvia’s lustration movement NGO Delna, affiliated with the global Transparency International organization, LETA reported Friday.

First reported by investigative weekly Ir, the conflict was said to have taken place on the sidelines of a Cabinet meeting on April 22, where Jurča is said to have threatened physical harm and accused him of unethical acts against the state that should be tried in court, as well as professional disgrace.

She also rudely declined the magazine’s query into the incident, as the KNAB has appealed to the media to “please refrain from spreading unverified information, because there is still an investigation ongoing into the given facts.”

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