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Maka Bochorishvili participates in the summer session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Georgia: Maka Bochorishvili, a member of the permanent delegation of the Parliament of Georgia to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the chairman of the European Integration Committee, is participating in the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Birmingham (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).

During the session, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs approved a resolution on the security of people in the OSCE region and security challenges in the European region in general.

The resolution focuses on Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, which brought the war back to the centre of Europe and caused many casualties and internally displaced persons.

On the initiative of Maka Bochorishvili, a paragraph was included in the resolution regarding the situation in the occupied regions of Georgia.

“The Assembly condemns the deteriorating situation in terms of humanitarian and human rights in the regions of Georgia occupied by Russia – Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, which is caused by gross violations of the basic rights and freedoms of the population living there, various forms of discrimination against ethnic Georgians, as well as the destruction of Georgian cultural heritage in both regions. by erasing and changing monuments, which is a direct result of the current Russian occupation and “Russification policy”, – the resolution states.

The Chairman of the European Integration Committee participated in the debates of the Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

“Georgia was one of the first victims of Russian aggression and illegal occupation, which is a clear violation of international law and obligations. For almost 14 years, every year, we have been talking about the terrible, tense and highly unstable humanitarian and security environment of human rights in the two indivisible regions of Georgia occupied by Russia, ” said Maka Bochorishvili.

The chairman of the committee noted that the Russian occupying forces continue to impose various restrictions, which prevent access to families, property, agricultural fields, religious sanctuaries and cemeteries, as well as access to healthcare, emergency aid and education services of the population affected by the conflict in Georgia.

Maka Bochorishvili emphasized the importance of the OSCE taking effective steps towards Russia’s aggressive actions.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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