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Opposition: Georgia is turning into totalitarian state2010-01-18 15:01
Nino Burjanadze, the Democratic Movement-United Georgia pro-opposition movement leader, says political, social and economic situation in the country deteriorated significantly over latest 6 months.gt-en-newsitem-inside
On January 16th, at the meeting with Micheline Calmy-Rey, the CE Committee of Ministers chairperson, the ex-Speaker said the rule of Saakashvili step-by-step turns Georgia into a totalitarian state, "where there's no place for democracy".
Other opposition leaders also participated in the negotiations: David Usupashvili [Republican Party, Alliance for Georgia], Salome Zourabishvili [Way of Georgia], Magda Anikashvili [Christian Democrats], Kakha Kukava [Conservative Party].
According to Burjanadze, at the meeting opposition members reported violations of human rights, political repressions, tough control of government over mass media and judicial bodies.