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Laborites urge to protect the Church2009-12-25 18:37
The Laborites of Georgia presented the legislative initiative to let the Church and clergymen to be protected from libel and offensive statements - GHN.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Nestan Kirtadze, the party secretary, similar practice exists in Germany, Switzerland and Greece.
"A person, who insulted the Church of clergymen, must be imposed a fine of GEL 100 000 [about USD 60 000], - she noted. - The similar action, committed by an organized group or via mass media means, implies imprisonment for up to 3 years."
She said the freedom of speech must not be restricted, but also must not turn into insults.
December 25th 2009 is the 32nd anniversary of the enthronization of Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia. In this regard the Patriarch was conducting a sermon in the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The service was also attended by Belarusian delegation.