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Parliament of Georgia adopted a resolution, where it expressed its deep concern over the human rights situation in Belarus

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 21 April the Parliament of Georgia unanimously adopted a resolution expressing "deep concern over the situation in Belarus now". The document lists the cases of human rights violations, mentions arrests of those opposing the authorities. Katte Gabashvili, the resolution author, a deputy of the first parliament of Georgia, the former ambassador to Germany and Tbilisi mayor, and now a committee chair in the parliament, told the Radio Liberty: "Lukashenka will eventually suffer defeat".
The statement recalls Mikhail Marynich, Valiery Lievanieuski, Aliaxandr Vasilieu and Iury Bandazheuski kept behind the bars. "All of the prisoners of conscience were convicted on absurd charges with the help of illegal procedures", says the statement.
"The Georgian parliament urges the Parliament, the executive and the judicial authorities of Belarus not to allow the dictatorship to grow stronger. The people who have the trust of the people of Belarus – officials and others in positions of power – should do all they can not to allow the further spread of the anti-society phenomena and anti-democracy processes. There is no alternative to democracy – nothing can prevent its historic progress and reinforcement", says the statement.

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