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Georgian People’s Defender demands investigation of events of November 7th 20072008-12-31 10:28
Sozar Subari, Georgian people's Defender (ombudsman) demands to establish special parliamentary commission on investigation of events of November 7th 2007. He announced this demand at yesterday's extraordinary plenary meeting of the Parliament, when he reported of the human rights protection in first half of the year.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The ombudsman shared one detail that made a stir in the Parliament. He claimed that dispersion of the opposition rallies from November 1st to 7th 2007 was planned by the Interior ministry beforehand. According to Subari, Vano Merabishvili, the Interior Minister, held a secret meeting with Data Akhalaya, the head of the constitutional security department, and David Kezerashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense.
According to the ombudsman, at this meeting they decided to make a least of opposition activists and order to leave none of these activists unbeaten. They must had been hit in kidneys and stomach only.
Parliamentary majority representatives immediately accused Subari in misinformation spread and said that he came to the meeting unprepared. They demanded to call the name of the person who gave him the details of the meeting in Interior Minister' office, but the ombudsman refused to do it, even when the majority leaders promised to pass the case to the prosecutor's office if the facts , said by Subari, return true.