Sozar Subar is Labeled a Defender of Sects
Tbilisi. 18.01.06. Media News. Today, Khatuna Gogolashvili and Roman Kusiani opposed Sozar Subari during the Human Rights Protection and Civil Integration Committee meeting.
The parliament states that the Public Defender’s report about the pressure on religious minorities fails to address the real situation. The MPs are irritated by Subari’s statement that Georgians have no argued churches on their territory.
“In your report you mentioned 15 facts about the representatives of different sects who went to citizens’ homes and were physically assaulted. You are not the defender of the public but the sects’ defender. You have no right to talk about the religious issues at all,” Ruman Kutsiani told the ombudsman.
Khatuna Gogolishvili remarked that there is nothing about the violation of Georgian citizens’ rights in the framework of religious issues in his report. “You said nothing about when the students were beaten in Samsari, and you also did not mention the Georgian church that was repainted in Tsalka, a village in Armenia. In addition, you noted that we have never been taken away the churches and we have no debates and disputes about these issues at all,” said Khatuna Gogorishvili.
Sozar Subar replied that the MPs spoke to him in the tone of Guram Sharadze and “Priest Basili.” “We have disputes about two churches with the Armenians as well as with the representatives of Catholic Church, but these questions should not be considered in such a tone,” claimed Sozar Subari.