2008-01-22OPEN LETTER TO MR. MICHAEL SAAKASHVILI
Allow me to congratulate you on your election for the second Presidential term. Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration; at the same time I, as public Defender of Georgia, feel myself obliged to address you in the frame of my competence and once again remind you that the state in the field of protection of Human Rights in the country leaves much to be desired.
You have repeatedly pointed out that you are not in Public Defender’s good graces. I assure you that this doesn’t correspond to the reality; however, also for the future I can not promise to tolerate the facts of Human Rights violations.
It’s a great pity that all my attempts to research and make public the facts of Human Rights’ violations within my reach have been apprehended as malevolence. An indicative expression of this attitude was the fact that on November 7 the servants of special forces beat me with the bludgeons exactly as a Public Defender. They fulfilled the task set by the government. I do hope that you believe that I haven’t brought these facts because of my personal resentment and would like to convince you that my point of view can not become a subject to bludgeon-made-for change.
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