Georgian-Armenians Call on Government to Investigate Anti-Armenian Statement

Georgian-Armenians are alarmed by anti-Armenian statements published on an official city council website (Source: Armenpress)
Georgian-Armenians are alarmed by anti-Armenian statements published on an official city council website (Source: Armenpress)

Georgian-Armenians are alarmed by anti-Armenian statements published on an official city council website in Georgia (Source: Armenpress)

YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—Leaders and human rights activists of the Armenian community in the Republic of Georgia have asked the Georgian government to respond to a document found on the official website of the city council of Khulo, which they say reveals signs of hatred toward Armenians and incitement of ethnic tension. The city of Khulo is located in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara in Georgia and inhabited mainly by Georgian Muslims and ethnic Turks.

According to reports, the document specifically refers to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as being Armenian himself, and not in a positive light.

“That Armenian Sahak has so much brains to follow Zurab Zhvania Murder Case from distance,” reads the document.  The document was adopted on behalf of the Khulo Municipality’s “Georgian Dream” political party and uploaded to the city council’s official website.

Nine non-governmental organizations representing the Armenian community of Georgia have urged the ruling coalition government to investigate the document and inform the public about possible sanctions that could be imposed on the regional party for its statement.

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  1. Edward Demian said:

    We should not ignore anti Armenian acts, policies, laws etc. If Georgia is becoming an apartheid state, we need to resist that. Every anti Armenian statement by politicians is construed by the baser elements of that society as a license to take, maim, oppress and reduce us. What about the legal system in Georgia. US aid to Georgia is very important and any undemocratic actions that occur in Georgia, affect US Georgia relations. US is all about business. The Americans don’t want to make the world safe for Democracy, they want it safe for Business. Any hint of instability and capital flees faster than a jack rabbit on hot asphalt. So if we want the Georgians to treat us with kid gloves, like the Americans treat the Jews, than we need to be in a position to either help Georgia or hurt Georgia financially.

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