Police Made 14 Administrative Arrests at the Protest Against the Russian Law

გიორგი ბასხაჯაური / მედია აპრილი

According to the statement made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 14 administrative arrests were made at a peaceful protest against the Russian Law. Statement claims that they “did not follow the legal request, went against the public order and the policemen, and insulted them verbally”, disregarding the warning.

Protestors were detained according to the 116th and 173th articles of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia, which include small hooliganism and disobeying the police.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, appropriate forces are mobilized to keep the public order. They also claim that one of their employees was injured as a result of violent behavior of the protesters.

At the protest against the Russian Law, where tens of thousands of citizens are currently protesting the Russian Law, a special forces group and a car with a water cannon have also appeared.

After around a year and a month of rejecting it, Georgian Dream is bringing back the Russian Law, without any preliminary warning. Mamuka Mdinaradze announced this on April 3rd, and uploaded the draft law which was rejected a year ago on the website of the parliament.

The content of the law is going to be the same, except they will not be using the word “agent”. With this, Georgian Dream is also indicating that what we were calling a Russian law a year ago, we should not call the same this year.

On April 3, Georgian Dream initiated the homophobic draft law, which is against the human rights, and, among other things, contains statements which aim to control gathering and expression, and aims for censorship.