Georgian Foreign Ministry issues statement on events in Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 13 /Trend N.Kirrtzkhalia/
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia made a special statement "with regard to the beginning of the next wave of mass violations of human rights in Russia."
"The Russian Federation has begun the next major wave of mass human rights violations. Mass searches made in homes and offices of opposition members and people with a different point of view, arrests, physical violence and restrictions on their activities by various violent means," the Foreign Ministry of Georgia said.
According to the Foreign Ministry, another campaign of persecution of Georgian citizens should be considered in this context. Head of Federal Migration Service of Russia Konstantin Romodanovsky on June 13, 2012 indicates the beginning of persecution of Georgian citizens. It should be noted that Russian media have already called the remarks of Konstantin Romodanovsky "announcement of hunt for Georgians".
It is noteworthy that Konstantin Romodanovsky fully justifies the massive violations of human rights, inhuman treatment, torture by the Russian authorities during the persecution and deportation of Georgian citizens and ethnic Georgians in 2006 and did not mention the people who are victims of ethnic persecution campaign, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia said in its statement.
In addition, it should be noted that the facts of ethnic intolerance on the part of the Russian authorities were widespread also in subsequent years, a sad example of which can be the brutal murder of a citizen of the Russian Federation, the ethnic Georgian Mamuka Kahishvili by staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, in Samara on November 10, 2011.