Parties approve hearing of Inspector General of Internal Administration

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Mario Cruz / Lusa

Despite the fact that Minister Eduardo Cabrita went to Parliament, the hearing of the Inspector General of Internal Administration, author of the report on Sporting’s title party, was approved this Wednesday.

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees approved this Wednesday the request presented by the CDS-PP for an urgent hearing by the Inspector General of Internal Administration, following the report on Sporting’s celebrations and the alleged contradictions of minister Eduardo Cabrita.

According to a parliamentary source, the request was approved with the abstention of the PS and favorable votes from the other parties, which will lead the inspector general of the Internal Administration, Anabela Cabral Ferreira, to the Assembly of the Republic on a date to be defined.

On Tuesday, the same commission had rejected the requests of the PSD and CDS-PP to hear the Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, with the PS voting against and the PCP abstaining.

“Last Friday, on the occasion of the presentation of the IGAI report on the celebrations of Sporting’s victory in the football championship, the Minister of Internal Affairs underlined that the determinations of the National Director of the PSP on the procedure in the vicinity were not complied with of Sporting stadium, on May 11, having also stated that Sporting Clube de Portugal did not collaborate with IGAI [Inspeção-Geral da Administração Interna]”, refers the CDS in the application approved this Wednesday.

“The IGAI report does not convey complete information about the stakeholders heard and in what respect, given all the names meet strikethrough, by imposition of the personal data protection regime. It is important to clarify this set of contradictions, which is not possible with an incomplete report”, is also read in the application, cited by the newspaper Expresso.

The centrists justified the hearing with the fact that contradictions persist, since “Sporting Clube de Portugal stated, in a subsequent statement, that the plan for the festivities was agreed upon in face-to-face meeting at the Ministry of Internal Administration, with the presence of representatives of various entities, namely, DN/PSP, DGS and CML [Câmara Municipal de Lisboa]”.

The IGAI report, in turn, does not convey complete information about the interveners heard and in what respect, as all the names are crossed out, by imposition of the personal data protection regime”, they add, considering that it is “important to clarify this set of contradictions, which is not possible with an incomplete report”.