From the European Union perspective, protecting minorities to be Government’s non-negotiable duty. Such a statement made the member of the European Parliament Sven Mikser, while commenting July 5 developments in Tbilisi.
“This is something, those in power in Georgia absolutely have to do because it is clearly not sufficient to condemn violence against journalists, to condemn violence in general. I think it is absolute and from the EU perspective, a non-negotiable duty of the government to protect minorities.
I expect those in power in Georgia, obviously, it is important to condemn violence against journalists and it is definitely not sufficient if they cannot go in a full way and say that violence and harassment, discrimination against the LGBTQI people is totally unexpectable and those communities and each member of the community enjoy the full protection of the government”, - said Sven Mikser.