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Two clerics in Georgia are accused of disruption of gay pride parade

2013-05-24 12:12

In Georgia, two Orthodox clergymen are accused in connection with the disorder resulting in disruption of the rally in protection gay rights in Tbilisi last week, the Caucasian Knot reported.


As stated in yesterday's statement by the MIA, the clergymen of the church of the Holy Trinity Antimoz Bichinashvili and of the monastery of John-Tornike Eristavi Jotham Basilaia are charged with the use or threat of use of force with the encroachment on the right of assembly and demonstration.

The events are being investigated within the criminal case under the article on encroachment on the right of assembly and demonstration (part 1 of Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Georgia) providing imprisonment of up to two years.

Earlier four persons involved in the attack on the parade of sexual minorities on May 17 were arrested in Georgia.

The detainees are accused of disorderly conduct and disobeying police. They face a fine or imprisonment for a term of three months.

Recall, last Friday in Tbilisi, during the attack of a large group of citizens on the participants of the action to protect the rights of sexual minorities 28 people suffered, 14 of whom were hospitalized.


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