Otar Khetsia

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Otar Khetsia
Minister of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia
In office
20 October 2011 – 4 August 2014
President Alexander Ankvab
Valeri Bganba
Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaia
Vladimir Delba
Preceded by Leonid Dzapshba
Succeeded by Raul Lolua
Secretary of the State Security Council of Abkhazia
In office
18 August 2010 – 7 December 2011
President Sergei Bagapsh
Preceded by Aleksandr Voinskiy
Succeeded by Stanislav Lakoba
Minister of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia
In office
25 February 2005 – 12 August 2010
President Sergei Bagapsh
Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab
Sergei Shamba
Preceded by Abesalom Beia
Succeeded by Ramin Gablaia

Otar Khetsia has twice been Minister of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia.

Career[edit]

Otar Khetsia was first appointed Interior Minister after the election of President Sergei Bagapsh in 2005.

On 12 August 2010, Otar Khetsia was dismissed as Interior Minister and on 18 August, appointed Secretary of the State Security Council. He was temporarily succeeded by his First Deputy Minister Ramin Gablaia until First Deputy Minister of Taxes and Fees Leonid Dzapshba was appointed the new Minister of the Interior on 22 September.[1][2][3]

After the election of President Alexander Ankvab following the sudden death of Bagapsh, Khetsia was again appointed as Interior Minister on 20 October 2011.[4]

Following the resignation of Alexander Ankvab as a result of the 2014 Abkhazian Revolution, Khetsia went on paid leave, and on 9 June Raul Lolua, Head of the State Security Service's Special Forces Centre, was appointed First Deputy Minister to carry out his duties.[5] On 4 August, acting President Valeri Bganba dismissed Khetsia and appointed Lolua as Acting Minister.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Указом Президента Республики Абхазия С. В. Багапша Хеция Отар Михайлович освобожден от должности министра внутренних дел Республики Абхазия в связи с переводом на другую работу". Администрация Президента Республики Абхазия (in russian). 12 August 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Chief of Abkhaz NSC Appointed". Civil Georgia. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Леонид Дзяпшба назначен министром внутренних дел". Администрация Президента Республики Абхазия (in russian). 22 September 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Назначены министры образования, внутренних дел, труда и соцразвития.". Apsnypress. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Владимир Делба призвал всех руководителей министерств и ведомств более ответственно и внимательно относиться к работе". Apsnypress. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Отар Хеция освобожден от исполнения обязанностей министра внутренних дел Республики Абхазия". Apsnypress. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.