Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 20 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia's United National Movement is ready to continue a dialogue with the parliamentary majority, minority leader David Bakradze said in response to a statement by the parliament speaker David Usupashvili regarding consultations on the amendments to the Constitution.
Bakradze said the issue of amnesty of government officials was raised not on February 15, as the speaker said, but from the very beginning. It is necessary to reach agreement on this issue in order to protect human rights and opponents from political persecution, he said.
"If we agree on the constitutional model, if we agree on cohabitation, all this cannot occur simultaneously with interrogations of 15,000 people on political grounds solely due to the fact that they are linked to the National Movement. It is very important for the country to stop the violence, stop the destruction of the National Movement. We have to move toward reconciliation, not confrontation, "Bakradze said.
However, the minority leader agreed that an amnesty should not cover serious crimes, but the campaign of pressure at leader level should be stopped, he said
"We do not demand immunity for ourselves. People who are called in for questioning every day must be left alone. Let there be peace in the country," Bakradze said.
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