Minority complains about pressure on their MPs by majority
The lawmakers from the United National Movement, who are in minority after the October 1 parliamentary elections, accuse the majority MPs from Georgian Dream coalition of pressure and intimidation. The leaders of the majority held a special briefing today and spoke about the forms of the pressure on their colleagues. They say this method of pressure aims at winning over their MPs in order to gain constitutional majority in parliament. Chiora Taktakishvili of the UNM said the MPs from the UNM, who have their own businesses, are subjected to pressure in particular, as they are threatened to have problems in their business. The relatives of the MPs from UNM are also being intimidated. According to the UNM leaders, they are threatened to face criminal investigations. Majority leaders assert such undemocratic activities make it impossible to work constructively in parliament.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.