GEORGIAN MPS SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR INSULTING ARMENIANS IN PARLIAMENT
- TBILISI. - Neither Georgia's Speaker David Bakradze, nor MP from the United National Movement party Azer Suleymanov and the other participants of the scuffle apologized for their behavior to the oppositional MP Jondi Bagaturia, the MP told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
"I do not need their apology, as a matter of fact, they insulted the Georgian nation on the ethnic ground," he said. "I want to stress especially the Georgian citizens of the Armenian origin, who behaved properly and correctly in front of the Parliament."
Asked what to expect from Georgia on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the MP said that the Georgian government put the parliament in a difficult situation by initiating and recognizing the Circassian Genocide. Afterwards it came like the Circassians do not even recognize their own genocide so to say. Opinions and reasonability differ much on the Armenian Genocide.
Earlier the agency informed that April 24 on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Georgian MP Jondi Bagaturia delivered a speech on the Armenian issue.
In response, another MP Suleymanov made racist statements towards the Armenians. Hence, the Armenian community demands to evaluate the MP's statements according to the Georgian Criminal Code. Georgia's Ombudsman also released a statement on this occasion.
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