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Saakashvili Awards MoI Officer, Who Resigned in Protest Against Amnesty

  • Friday, January 18, 19:17

 

Tbilisi. Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has awarded ex-MoI officer, who resigned in protest against amnesty, with the Order of Honor - Georgian President's Administration reports.

               Karina Grigoryan, a police captain, recently filed for resignation in protest against the large-scale amnesty, as well as the release of Russian spies and their recognition as political prisoners.

               On December 5, 2012, Georgian Parliament passed a decree, granting political prisoner status to 190 individuals and recognizing 25 individuals as political exiles (individuals, persecuted on political grounds). All the aforesaid individuals, including those, who had been earlier charged with espionage in favor of Russia, were amnestied under the Amnesty Law, which entered into force on January 13. Political prisoners have been already released. Overall 7 thousand people will be released from prison by amnesty in Georgia.  Former ruling party - the United National Movement (which is still led by President Saakashvili), believes that "by enacting the law on wide-scale amnesty the state is taking a dangerous step against its citizens under the guise of pseudo-humanism."

According to the President's Administration, "Karina Grigoryan has been awarded for her contribution to the country's security and high professionalism."

               Speaking at the award ceremony, Georgian President thanked Grigoryan and expressed hope that "time will come when she will return to this structure and continue fight against espionage and crime."

 

               "I would like to stress that none of the individuals released in the political prisoners' status were of that kind.  Many international organizations have confirmed that. There are five political prisoners in Belarus, ten - in North Korea, but the Georgian Parliament has announced that Georgia had 200. There might even not be 200 politicians in Georgia. Thus, the Parliament let us know that if one regards himself a politician, he can easily offer resistance, including armed one, to the police and be released afterwards," Saakashvili stressed.

 

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