The lawyer: Saakashvili gets rid of political opponents
Well-known lawyer Shota Gorgadze commented the decision of Tbilisi Court, upheld the decree of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on deprivation opposition businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili of citizenship of the country.
According to Gorgadze, the position of the Georgian Themis can be explained primarily due to the pressure of the current leadership of Georgia on the judiciary. "It's hard to comment without seeing the case file, but for those events now taking place in Georgia, I can conclude that the policy of Mikhail Saakavshili, originally declared as the policy of democratic reform and freedom, is reduced to the actual suppression of political opponents", Gorgadze said in an interview to GeorgiaTimes.
According to well-known lawyer, the statements of the Georgian authorities about the success of their reforms are primarily associated with numerous foreign loans and are accompanied by large-scale suppression of the opposition. "Yes, they managed to fight corruption in law enforcement. Yes, they managed to build roads. But we know perfectly whose money they spent for this. However, the situation with the opposition and freedom of speech in Georgia, for example, deprivation Georgian businessman of Georgian citizenship, leaves much to be desired. I hope very much that in the next presidential election the Georgian people will for more adequate person than Saakashvili", Shota Gorgadze said.
December 27, Tbilisi City Court upheld the decree of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili of deprivation opposition billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili of his citizenship, issued on October 11.
The court reinstated the spouse of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili Catherine Khvedelidze in the rights of the citizen, in addition the president must pay 100 GEL ($ 60) in her favor, VZGLIAD reported.
Recall, earlier Bidzina Ivanishvili voluntarily gave up his Russian citizenship. His decision is connected with the desire to create a party and take part in parliamentary elections in Georgia in 2012.