Labour Party disapproves anti-discrimination draft law
Georgian Labour Party leader Shalva Natelashvili disapproves the draft law on anti-discrimination, which is under discussion at the parliament now. The opposition leader believes the law was initiated by the former prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, asserting he instructed the ruling party leaders to initiate it at Saturday`s meeting of the GD political council, where he was also present. Shalva Natelashvili calls on the lawmakers not to adopt this law. `The billionaire dictator did not fulfill the dreams of people but he did fulfill the dreams of gays. Bidzina Ivanishvili is the author of the so-called anti-discrimination draft law, which is a law for turning sexual minorities into a privileged caste and he met with his dream mates last Saturday for this. I call on the majority, if they still have dignity and moral, block this draft law and defect from this shameful majority,` Natelashvili said.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.