About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:44 - 28 Feb.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Ivanishvili Condemns Violence
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 17 May.'13 / 19:34

PM Bidzina Ivanishvili has condemned violence, that erupted after anti-gay protesters, led by Orthodox clergy, thwarted a rally against homophobia in downtown Tbilisi, and vowed that perpetrators “will be dealt with according to the law”.

PM Ivanishvili’s English-language written statement reads: “The right to gather peacefully and to freely express one's opinion is fundamental to our democracy. Every Georgian citizen benefits fully and equally from this right. Acts of violence, discrimination and restriction of the rights of others will not be tolerated, and any perpetrators of such acts will be dealt with according to the law.”

“More than 2000 police officers had been deployed to prevent clashes between the small contingent of LGBTI demonstrators and counter-demonstrators. They were however overwhelmed by the turn-out of several thousand counter-demonstrators, some of whom engaged in violence, broke through the police cordons and attempted to physically assault the LBGTI representatives. In order to ensure the security of the rally participants, special forces transported them to an alternative location.”

Public Defender, Ucha Nanuashvili, said that the police failed to take “proper measures” to secure holding of a rally by gay rights activists.

Latest News
28 Feb.'15 18:44
UNM Plans Protest Rally to Demand Govt Resignation
UNM has called for a protest rally in Tbilisi center on March 21.
28 Feb.'15 16:25
GD Boycott Thwarts Parliament Special Session, Sought by UNM
UNM wanted debates on economy; GD MPs rejected it as UNM’s attempt to “stage a show.”
28 Feb.'15 14:07
Tbilisi Condemns Murder of Nemtsov
Nemtsov’s death is “a loss for the Russian people and their better future,” parliament speaker said.
28 Feb.'15 13:13
Romanian PM Reiterates ‘Strong Support’ for Georgia’s EU, NATO Integration
Romanian and Georgian prime ministers met in Bucharest on February 27.
27 Feb.'15 16:58
C.Bank Chief Responds to ‘Slanderous Campaign’, Calls to Stop ‘Blame-Shifting’ over GEL Fall
Late on Friday afternoon GEL strengthened 3.7% to 2.1654 per U.S. dollar.
27 Feb.'15 12:57
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Russia said to complete remaining work to implement 2011 WTO deal in near future.
27 Feb.'15 12:48
January GDP Growth 0.5% - Preliminary Data
Government plans to more than halve its growth forecast for this year.
27 Feb.'15 11:10
Georgian PM Visits Romania
Garibashvili will meet his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta.
26 Feb.'15 22:34
EU’s Tusk Calls on Georgia to ‘Advance Substantially Reforms’
“Fostering a political climate of respect is another area where I have encouraged progress,” Tusk said.
26 Feb.'15 21:54
Georgia Aims to ‘Fulfill All Benchmarks’ of EU Visa-Free Plan by EaP Riga Summit
Visiting Brussels, PM said Georgia expects European Commission to give positive recommendation.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
49