Malkhaz Gulashvili, may seek asylum in Russia from the Saakashvili junta
Malkhaz Gulashvili, the founder of the Popular Orthodox Movement of Georgia and the owner of the media holding company Georgia Times, has fled to Tskhinvali and does not rule out an appealing to the Russian government with a request for political asylum. Recently, Georgian media sources said that Mr Gulashvili, fleeing from criminal prosecution, was in the Akhalgori district, and then went to Tskhinvali. He was forced to flee after members of his movement ransacked a studio of the television channel Kavkasia on 7 May after a televised debate. Police arrested eight activists and charged them with hooliganism. Mr Gulashvili fled after he found out that the procurator’s office wanted to interrogate him. In a telephone interview with the TV channel Rustavi-2 on Tuesday night, Mr Gulashvili confirmed that he was in Tskhinvali, along with his son. “The Georgian authorities were not only trying to pressure me, but they tried to kidnap my boy on Sunday. I had no choice but to take my son out of Georgia. Let’s face it, I couldn’t cross the border legally”, Mr Gulashvili said. He noted that now he has ensured his son’s safety, he is ready to return to Georgia and to answer any question the procurator may ask. “If the Georgian authorities continue their political persecution of me, I do not rule out appealing to the President of Russia with a request to grant me political asylum”, Mr Gulashvili said.
12 May 2010
Mark down well what is happening. Saakashvili’s goons pressured Mr Gulashvili, who was not involved in the fracas involving Mr Deisadze’s blasphemous remarks. Mr Gulashvili fled to South Ossetia because he feared for his son’s safety. That is not paranoia. At the beginning of the August War in 2008, the son of Zviad Gamsakhurdia returned to Georgia as a patriotic gesture and Saakashvili’s goon squad arrested him at the airport.
Who is the sponsor of the neo-fascist Saaksashvili junta? Washington… that’s who. Yes sir, it’s the same Beltway cabal in Washington that supported neo-fascism in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Ukraine (the Orangies are toes up, thank the good God), and the Baltic States (in effect, supporting “Holocaust Denial”). It’s not our parents’ America, folks… America has turned from “the land of the free” into “this land ain’t for free”… I submit that there’s a difference… a vast one. Remember the American dead of World War II… they shall accuse you of hypocrisy if you support any of the neo-fascist states named (whose leaderships are all rooted in Nazi collaborationist movements, by the way).
Also, note that the American media is supporting the Georgian government in its Gestapo tactics. The American media views it as an assault on “free speech”… by supporting a junta that does not hesitate to beat, pressure, and muzzle its opponents. Interesting, no?