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High Commissioner stated that there were violation when the citizens of Georgia were expelled

25.11.2017, 11:02
The High Commissioner on Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska stated that there were violations when the citizens of Georgia were expelled from Ukraine. She said this during her press conference, Hromadske reports. According to her, there is no confirmation that the Migration service warned the Georgian citizens - Abzinaidze, Makishvili and Arbashvili - in advance. Also, they were transported to Georgia with an aircraft that is not registered as a civilian one. "Resolutions on expulsion can be contested in the court, but this option was not available for them, and this constitutes a violation", - she said. She added that lawful procedure for the expulsion was not adhered to. Also, she added that the people on question were not given an opportunity to use the services of an attorney or an interpreter. At that, one of them has family in Ukraine. Як повідомляв ІМІ, 17 листопада партія “Рух нових сил” повідомила, що з України намагаються депортувати групу грузинських громадян, в тому числі журналістів, яких удень 17 листопада було затримано у Києві. As Mikheil Saakshvili, former head of Odesa oblast state administration, informed, one of the detained individuals is Georgian TV journalist, who was detained in his house. As MP Yuriy Derevyanko informed in his comment for online media outlet “Ukrainska pravda” the detained citizens of Georgia Vano Nadiradze, Tamaz Shavshishvili, Zurab Tsyntsadze and Mamuka Abshidze were brought to the airport “Kyiv” to expel them from Ukraine. On November 17, the Security Service of Ukraine reported about forced deportation to Georgia of eight Georgian citizens. They claimed that these people were undermining the national security of Ukraine. The journalist of Georgian TV channel “Rustavi-2”, Tamaz Shavshishvili, who was deported from Ukraine on November 17, reported that he was beaten, and gave some other details of expulsion.
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