Controversy as Public Security Ministry fires Orly Innes

After negotiations, doctor who filed complaint against Bar Lev asked to leave position because she refused to sign contract extension.

December 22, 2010 20:59
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Dr. Orly Ines, Public Security Ministry worker.

orly ines_311. (photo credit: (Channel 10))

The Public Security Ministry announced that Dr. Orly Innes, who lodged a sexual harassment complaint against former police chief candidate Cmdr.  Uri Bar Lev, has refused to sign an agreement to extend her employment contract in the ministry "despite repeated requests," leading to her being sacked from her position. 

Following unsuccessful negotiations, the Public Security Ministry said, it fired Innes from her position as director of the "City Without Violence" program because her contract ran out in November and she would not sign an extension.

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But Innes, whose complaint against Bar Lev did not end up in an indictment against the senior officer after PID investigators said it lacked convincing evidence, said she was fired as part of a larger plot to slander  her. 

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Innes also lodge a sexual harassment complaint against the former director-general of the Public Security Ministry Hagai Peleg, leading to his resignation. 

"Now, in order to complete the task of 'assassinating me,' it was decided to fire me," Innes said in a statement. "Unfortunately, this is what happens to a victim of a crime who exposes corruption in a state of the rule of law," she added.

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