POLITICAL SHAKE-UP OF THIS REGIME was SIGNIFICANT
28 July, 2011
POLITICAL SHAKE-UP OF THIS REGIME was SIGNIFICANT

Interview with Nino Burjanadze, ex-Speaker of Georgian Parliament

According to Nino Burjanadze, ex-Speaker of Georgian Parliament, in case the photo journalists are guilty, let the investigation explain how can a person, suspected in espionage against the state, be released from the courtroom without bail? In which country a spy who works with the first person of the State and disseminates secret information is set free from the courtroom?

Q. – When you were Chairperson of the Parliament Giorgi Abdaladze, currently accused of spying, was

working in the press-center; do you know him and believe that he is a spy?

N.B. – Nobody but imbecile will believe in the arguments put foreword by the investigation. How could the list of the President’s administration cleaners and other secret documents get in photographer’s hand? Did any person occupying an official post get punished for the documents that logically didn’t have to turn up in the photographers’ hands? In case the photographers are guilty let the investigation explain how can a person, suspected in espionage against state, be released from the courtroom without bail? In which country a spy who works with the first person of the State and disseminates secret information is set free from the courtroom?

Q. – It was said that the next assault will include NGOs and independent journalists.

N.B. – Ucha Nanuashvili’s declaration was very startling. He is a professional, fighter, an impartial person. It’s alarming when an NGO head declares that he is being followed and oppressed.

Q. – You too were accused of cooperation with Russia but they didn’t arrest you.

N.B. – Because I wouldn’t confess in anything that I hadn’t committed. I’m not a mad or irresponsible person to admit something I hadn’t done. Saakashvili is well aware that imprisoned Burjanadze will be a big headache for him.

Q. – Your husband was sentenced to two months of imprisonment.

N.B. – Before that we were offered to pay GEL 100 000 bail. My husband has been and will always be a support, a friend for me. It isn’t easy to isolate him but we both will endure it.

Q. – How is your husband?

N.B. – My not reporting information to the corresponding departments doesn’t mean that I know nothing about him. After the May 26 events the authorities are very frightened. In the EU publications Saakashvili is compared to Lukashenko. Political shake-up of this regime was significant.

Saving of the country is everybody’s duty. We have to fight as we can. I fought (and will continue) as I could despite the fact that many in the authorities and opposition hoped that Burjanadze would die politically but my political death wasn’t worth retaining Saakashvili in power.

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