Petre Tsiskarishvili Explained to Council of Europe why Sergey Markov Was Rejected a Georgian Visa
October 5, 2010
Petre Tsiskarishvili made an explanation regarding the refusal of Georgian visa for the deputy Sergey Markov of State Duma at the parliamentary assembly of Council of Europe.
According to the leader of Parliamentary majority Petre Tsiskarishvili, according to Georgian legislation, the individual who enters the occupied territory is restricted the right to enter Georgia. Tsiskarishvili noted that except for Markov, every member of delegation received Georgian visa, but they refused to come.
“Any individual who enters the occupied territory, is restricted the right to enter Georgia. Markov has been in Abkhazia and South Ossetia several times. Several weeks before the committee session, he has been in Abkhazia. This was a provocation. Also, I want to underline that except for Markov, visa was issued for every member of the delegation, but they refused to enter Georgian territory and declared boycott to the session of committee,” – stated Petre Tsiskarishvili.
Sergey Markov was supposed to attend the session of Committee of Legal Matters and Human Rights, but Georgian side refused to issue him a visa.