Georgian human rights activists stood up for citizenship Ivanishvili
Today a number of Georgian NGOs of Sakartvelo expressed their support to Georgian businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. As reported by "Georgia-News", they condemned the deprivation of citizenship of well-known billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife, and urged the authorities to stop political persecution of the entrepreneur. Such information is contained in a statement, signed by 14 Georgian NGOs. Among them - "The Priority of Human Rights", "Center for Human Rights", "International Center on Conflict and Negotiation", "Multinational Georgia".
"Those members of civil society, who value democratic values, are concerned about illegal deprivation of citizenship of a prominent businessman and now politician Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife", was said in a joint statement of NGOs.
Based on recent events, it becomes apparent that the authorities' "plan to deal with the new political opponent", said the authors of the statement. They call for "to stop harassing Bidzina Ivanishvili for political reasons and to give him the opportunity to participate in political life".
Also, in the statement they called on the international community "to take strict control of the issue and not to allow the government to infringe the universally recognized human rights".