In Georgia, tightened rules for protests

The Parliament of Georgia, most of which belong to pro-presidential parties, adopted on first reading a bill that tightens rules for the conduct of mass protest actions, transmits radio "Freedom".

The document contains a list of objects in the vicinity of the prohibited conduct mass. It also prohibits the overlap of the carriageway. The term of administrative detention increased from 30 to 90 days.

The opposition had strongly criticized the bill, calling it "a step backwards in the democratic process."

Recall that a protest demanding the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili Georgian opposition beginning April 9, 2009.

The President stated that he does not intend to resign, and invited the opposition to the negotiating table and to share responsibility for the country. In response to the statement of opposition to the president announced a general rebellion.

Since April 13, the opposition decided to hold round stock to the presidential residence in Tbilisi, where Saakashvili. Adjacent to the residence, the opposition set up a few dozen tents and two-chamber cell.

Since April 23, the opposition began a persecution of shares Saakashvili.

New wave of protests demanding the resignation of the President of Georgia, Georgian opposition began on 1 June.

12 July 2009 | bill, opposition, protest, radio liberty, tightening

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