chairman of parliament, Zurab Zhvania calls Interior
Minister, Kakha Targamadze
and General public prosecutor, George Meparishvili for resignation from their
posts. Zurab Zhvania on Wednesday in a briefing addressed to the president of
the country, Eduard Shevardnadze so that he has made the decision on their
resignation as this step will unload the usual situation and will allow avoiding
of further destabilization.
Zhvania is sure, that on an emergency meeting of parliament on Thursday the most
part of fractions will support a question on resignation of some heads of power
departments as their actions have caused disturbance in the country.
As he said, the position of tens thousand citizens has confirmed, that
restriction of the freedom of speech will not be allowed in the country. «The
Parliament should solve one specific target, in particular, that in Georgia
nobody will lift a hand on freedom of speech», - he noted.
Tuesday employees of MGB of Georgia entered in office of a broadcasting company
«Rustavi-2» and, having showed the appropriate permission of court, have
demanded to give out to them the financial documentation of a broadcasting
company. The management of broadcasting company has compelled employees of
MGB to leave the office. The management of «Rustavi-2» declares, that
employees of MGB of Georgia carried out certain «political order». In the
evening on Tuesday in Tbilisi, meetings of protest against approach of
authorities to free press, which on Wednesday have overflowed the central part
of capital, have begun.
resolution with the demand of resignation of the president of the country,
parliament and the most odious ministers was passed on Wednesday in the evening
by participants of mass meeting before a building of the supreme legislature of
Georgia. In the resolution, it is marked, that authorities have sunk the country
in heavy political and social crisis, and territorial integrity of Georgia has
been broken. In the country, corruption at all levels is growing, as was
marked in the document. Authorities of the country by means of political
pressure upon a television news
«Rustavi-2» have encroached on single thing which has left with the people -
freedom of speech, as spoken in the resolution.
of meeting have demanded immediate resignation of the president of the country,
convocation by parliament of extraordinary session, on which in their opinion,
the amendment to the Constitution of the country should be passed, allowing
selection of the president by national referendum.
Participants of the meeting demanded for implementation of the democratic law
for elections and realization in the country of pre-scheduled presidential and
the meantime, resigning on Wednesday from the post the
Georgian Security Minister, Vakhtang Kutateladze
declares, that the his decision was taken by him due to the fact that in the
country are becoming ripe «very dangerous tendencies» and does not exclude in
this connection the beginning of «irreversible processes». The announcement of
resignation by head of MGB of Georgia was made on Wednesday at session of
council of national safety of Georgia. President Eduard Shevardnadze presiding
at session has accepted resignation of minister. As is considered in itself MGB
of Georgia, filing of the criminal case concerning «Rustavi-2», some political
groups have apprehended as attempt of rendering of political pressure upon free
Vakhtang Kutateladze considers, that statements of management of «Rustavi-2»
that employees of MGB demanded handover of the appropriate financial
documentation of this broadcasting company by it in infringement of the law, has
no real bases. Everyone will be convinced of an inaccuracy of such statements
after promulgation of the conclusion of the State Office of Public Prosecutor of
the country, as considered in MGB of Georgia.
announcement of MGB circulated on Wednesday, it is spoken, that the management
of the ministry does not oppose to «the fourth authority» in the country.
Meanwhile, part of deputies of parliament on a background of events of last days
in the political ends tries to discredit management of MGB to incite public
opinion against it.
Vakhtang Kutateladze declares, that all this is dirty attempt to charge with the
responsibility for an aggravation of conditions for executive authority.
his opinion, already were marked those political forces trying to create
destabilization of conditions in the country. All the same will finish as it
already was in Georgia ten years back, declares Vakhtang Kutateladze. These
political forces, he considers, want to use MGB and its management for their
purposes. Because of bad memory, they can envisage those processes, which can
begin in Georgia, former head of MGB declares.