Opposition Blames Government in Oppression on Printing Houses
April 19, 2010
Adjara office of the People’s Party blames the government in the oppression on printing houses. They said the Adjara located printing houses refuse to print their pre-election materials for them because they were forbidden to print election programs and posters of the opposition parties.
“Printing houses are oppressed by the government; thus, the People’s Party cannot print their election materials in Adjara. Consequently, it is impossible to carry out normal pre-election campaign,” said the head of the Adjara office of the People’s Party Jumber Tavartkiladze.
Tavartkiladze said the People’s Party applied to three printing houses in Batumi and requested them to print the materials; however, having learned the purpose of the materials, they refused to print them. Tavartkiladze urges international organizations and diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia for help.
The regional chairman of the party avoided to name the abovementioned printing houses because of their security means.
Maka Malakmadze, Adjara