Azerbaijanis’ rights violated in Georgia: World Azerbaijanis Congress
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) Co-chairman and parliamentarian Sabir Rustamkhanli believes there is a condition in Georgia to deport Azerbaijanis through a secret way.
"Georgia presens itself as a democratic state, while it violates rights of citizens of Azerbaijani origin who played an important role in the Georgian history," Rustamkhanli told Trend . "They do not work and their schools are forcedly georgianized, as well as they ace problems to come to Azerbaijan."
The WAC co-chairman said Georgia does not fulfilling its duty instead of Azerbaijan's kind attitude, assistance and energy supply to this country.
The WAC delegation led by Co-chairmen Sabir Rustamkhanli and Firidun Parviznian got familiarization with problems of Azerbaijanis in Georgia.
According to Azerbaijani non-government organizations in Georgia, roughly 500,000 Azerbaijanis live in Georgia.
Azerbaijanis in Georgia complain of problems studying the state language and training in their mother tongue, receiving land and occupying senior positions in the government.
Not the Azerbaijani parliament, but the Georgian parliament must discuss problems of Azerbaijanis in Georgia, Rustamkhanli said. "The WAC will send an address to the Georgian parliament with this request," he said. "The parliament must discuss and take relevant measures on problems of Azerbaijanis in Georgia."
Rustamkhanli said the World Azerbaijanis Congress will inform the Council of Europe and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili about the current condition of Azerbaijanis in Georgia and will ask to take necessary measures on this issue.
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