Signatures demanding return of citizenship to Ivanishvili start being collected in Georgia
In line with initiative by Save the Life, a non-governmental organization, signatures demanding return of citizenship to Bidzina Ivanishvili start being collected.
In this connection, Yury Vazagashvili, the leader of Save the Life, and representatives of another 62 non-governmental organizations held a press conference at the Jazu Club.
Vazagashvili said representatives of non-governmental organizations will gather at the Kartu Bank on November 3 at 12.00 to open a symbolical deposit and then will start collecting signatures. Prayer for the health of the Georgians will serviced at the Holy Trinity Church on Sunday to make spiritual persons join the process of collection of signatures.
"Today, it is everyone's duty to save the hope we have got. We did not agree upon this matter with Bidzina Ivanishvili, this is our initiative and duty. We must be taught to defend our rights and forward fair demands to the authorities," Vazagashvili said.
Human rights campaigner Gela Nikolaishvili regards the action of collection of signatures demanding restoring of citizenship of Ivanishvili as a struggle for democracy.
"This is a struggle for democracy because Bidzina Ivanishvili represents the hope of the majority of population in fighting the undemocratic regime of Saakashvili. The hope that it will establish democratic regime in legal way-through elections," Nikolaishvili said.
He said the signatures to be collected will not have the force of the law but anyway will be submitted to the presidential administration.