"National Assembly" appealed to Bass
On the eve, a special appeal to the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass was circulated by members of the "National Assembly". As the GHN reported, the document calls for assistance in the investigation of dispersal of the meeting on May 26 at Rustaveli Square in downtown Tbilisi.
The paper focuses on one of the photo made in the USA. In the photo one of the American policeman directs tear gas at a student - participants of the rally. This photo has caused a lot of stir, later the police officer and his leadership were dismissed.
The authors of the appeal to Bass wrote: "May 26, 2011, in Tbilisi, at Rustaveli Avenue, special forces conducted a punitive special operation against peaceful demonstrators, during which four people were killed and hundreds of people were injured. Special forces mercilessly dealt over the participants of the rally and journalists with batons in hand, and shot with rubber bullets. And then they arranged a "corridor of shame" and transported the detainees to police departments where they were subjected to severe torture. "
"National Assembly" and its supporters held the protest to demand a democracy which is in our partner in the country - the United States and in other democratic countries, where the most important value is the freedom of man from the state, where all are equal before the law, and the guilty always answer for a crime", said later in a statement.
"We ask you - the U.S. ambassador! Do you think that Georgia is second-rate country where the illegal actions of the Georgian authorities may remain uninvestigated, and do you share the position that on May 26 at Rustaveli Avenue there were substandard Georgians?
Why don't you demand directly from the Georgian government, which enjoys your unconditional support, objective investigation the events of May 26 and punish those responsible? Especially because many in Georgia believe that your statement of 25 May 2011 lit the green light to the authorities", the authors of the appeal pointed out.
The document also expressed the hope that the U.S. and other democratic countries do not accept double standard, especially in matters of human rights.