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Opposition disclaims connection of people from Interior Ministry video to April 9th actions

2009-03-26 16:26

Opposition disclaims any connection of people from the video materials, spread by the Interior Ministry, to the April 9th protest action and calls for all the political forces to state their position in regard to this action openly.


The special statement was made today by Kakha Kukava, the Secretary General of the Conservative party and Eka Beselia, For United Georgia movement Secretary General.

They underlined that none of the people recorded in the video and participated in illegal activities, has anything to do with the opposition parties, organizing the April 9th rally.

"The aforesaid actions are the same provocation of the government that took place before the presidential elections. They are aimed to shift attention of society from the April 9th action to various provocations. We call for all opposition supporters to be very careful to April 9th and do not yield to provocations coming from Vano Merabishvili's [head of the Interior Ministry] agency, which has become more frequent in the recent period", Kukava said.

According to the opposition leaders, the April 9th action will be peaceful and will be conducted in the same manner as the actions of November 7th , January 2008, its only weapon will be a peaceful protest.

"Despite the attempts of the authorities, we do not change our strategy, we will continue our struggle in a peaceful way and will lead it to the logical end - Saakashvili's resignation and free elections", Kukava and Beselia noted.

They highlighted that the Interior ministry and other agencies, devoted to the government, are conducting a campaign aimed to discredit opposition and the April 9th action.

The opposition called for the authorities not to repeat the tragic mistakes of November 7th 2007 and state openly that no force against participants of April 9th peaceful action will be used.

Kukava and Beselia also call for international organizations to establish a strict control over the activities of the law enforcement structures of Georgia in order to avoid the repetition of November 7th 2007 events.


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