Georgian Dream calls for NGO and media pressure upon CEC
Georgian Dream Coalition asserts that the prohibition of video and photo control of the process of voting will facilitate process of election rigging. Coalition`s press speaker, Maia Panjikidze voiced the position of the political organization at the briefing today. She says the recognition of the results of the election completely depends on video control, calling on the NGOs and media to force the CEC take reasonable decision in this regards. It should be noted that the Central Election Commission is to rule on prohibition of video and photo control of the process of vote today. The draft regulation was initiated yesterday and it says that the video control will violate right of voters and the commission members. `We have presented the draft regulation, which describes how the 25-th item of the article N8 of the election code should be implemented without obstructing to the process of vote at polling stations. We hope that under the pressure of NGOs and media, the CEC and its members will show their prudence and provide transparent process of vote on October 1,` Maia Panjikidze said.
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.