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Independent MPs asked to investigate violations of journalists' rights in Georgia

2011-06-29 18:18

Six independent Georgian deputies appealed to the Chairman of the Parliament David Bakradze with the requirement to establish a commission to investigate violations of journalists' rights in Georgia during the crackdown of the protests.

"The parliament is the highest legislative body; it must give a legal assessment to events of May 26, and of November 7, 2007, when there was recorded a lot of violations of journalists' rights" - said one of the initiators of the appeal Dmitry Lordkipanidze in an interview.

A pitition of Bakradze directed to the Parliament was also signed by Dmitry Lordkipanidze, Jondi Baghaturia, Carlo Kopaliani, Petre Mamradze, Tamaz Diasamide and George Tsagareishvili.

The deputies asked the head of the Georgian Parliament to create special Commission on this issue at extraordinary meeting next Friday.

Journalists of a number of local and Russian media have suffered during dispersion of unauthorized protest of the "National Assembly" on Rustaveli Avenue on the night of May 26.

In November 2007, when riot police broke up several protests in Tbilisi, the representatives of law enforcement agencies joined the broadcasting company "Imedi". Later the journalists told about the gross violation of their human rights and pogrom in the building of the company.

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