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Saakashvili will answer for xenophobia

2011-08-19 14:15

Saakashvili will answer for xenophobia. 21020.jpegPresident of "Multinational Georgia" Arnold Stepanyan has accused Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili of xenophobia.

As reported by the, Stepanyan said that the resentment of members of his organization was caused by several statements of the leader of the Georgian state.

"Our organization has noted 4 cases, when the President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili made xenophobic statements. He said about the Papuans, about blacks and even about someone else. Every time we've sent a letter demanding an apology. As a rule, in these cases President's Press Secretary Manana Manjgaladze makes an explanation of the inadequate statements of the president at a press conference" - said Stepanyan.

He also recalled that representatives of the Georgian authorities were seen to show openly chauvinistic behavior. "You probably remember with which applause Lado Vardzelashvili (Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia) greeted joke about Jews during a game of KVN. The next day, we have demanded his removal from office but it did not give any results" - added Stepanian.

Recall, during one of the KVN games a collective named "Cosa Nostra" representing the Tbilisi Medical University gave an extremely provoking answer to the presenter's question on "the greatest achievement of Adolf Hitler" - "Free gas in the family of every Jew". Numerous human rights organizations of the Republic expressed their indignation at the fact that the head of the Ministry of Youth Affairs Lado Vardzelashvili did not condemn this joke, and, moreover, appreciated the performance of the team the highest score.

Also note, Mikhail Saakashvili was sharply criticized for having used the word "negros" while communicating with the employees of customs service. "Often customs officers are searching the luggage of tourists and the citizens of Georgia in an unacceptable form, which affects the credibility of the country and the development of tourism ... When you go to Europe, does anybody searches you or your baggage? So, are we negros? or why we behave like savages" - said the president of Georgia.

According to the Association of Young Lawyers of Georgia Giorgi Gotsiridze, the words of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who used the word "negros" in conversation with the staff of the customs service, indicate the presence of some signs of racial discrimination in society - a problem that must be resolved immediately.

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