Podgorica, January 26, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Adnan Prekic
Montenegrin security services follow all citizens that are related with international terrorist organizations. The Interior ministry announced that the number of these individuals is much smaller than the 300 that are mentioned in the resolution of the European Parliament on Montenegro. European Parliament Rapporteur for Montenegro Charles Tannock said that the Montenegrin ministry oversees 300 people for suspected links to terrorism.
Intelligence agencies monitor an insignificant number of Montenegrin citizens on suspicion of being involved or associated with international terrorist organizations. As such, Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic has denied marks from the resolution of the European Parliament. The resolution of the European Parliament states that the Montenegrin intelligence oversees 300 people for suspected connection with the terrorists.
From the interior ministry it was announced that they cannot publish the exact number of people that are on watch on suspicion that they are associated with international terrorist organizations. These are data that are marked by a degree of secrecy, but are revealed to the Board for safety in the National Security Council to the last detail, in order to keep track of a number Montenegrin citizens who participated in the battlefields in Syria and who are now on the battlefield. This is a negligible number of citizens, said Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic.
European Parliament Rapporteur for Montenegro Charles Tannock said that the Montenegrin service are watching 300 people for suspected links to terrorism. He is on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and during the presentation of the draft resolution on Montenegro, Podgorica official praised the decision to punish all who are involved in sending of Montenegrin citizens on foreign battlefields.
“Montenegrin intelligence services say that, to my great surprise, is watching 300 Montenegrin citizens who are suspected of supporting terrorist related activity”, said Tannock.