If the highest legislative body of the country does not accept the American model of the draft law regarding the activities of non-governmental organizations, that is, we will not be worthy to be parliamentarians and to be representatives of the people whose interests we must protect.
This is the law that our society really needs, which establishes the principle of the rule of law and emphasizes that non-governmental organizations that protect human rights They should not hope to change the government of the country, there are sad examples of this in recent history.
Non-governmental organizations that spent 200 million in just one year, are their activities based on the interests of Georgia as a country and state?
The chairman of the political group “European Socialists” of the Parliament, Fridon Injia, announced this at the session of the Bureau of the Parliament, where “People’s Power” registered the draft law “On Registration of Foreign Agents”.
“The first version of the draft law, which was presented by “People’s Power”, was a half-law, and it became unacceptable to me, because it was a liberal law and did not give anything to the country. Our society does not need such a law.
As for the second version of the draft law, which is similar to the law of the United States of America, it can be said that every point of this draft is important. This is the law that our society really needs. This establishes the principle of the rule of law and emphasizes that non-governmental organizations protecting human rights should not hope to change the government of the country.
Last year alone, non-governmental organizations operating in Sakatvelo received 200 million. 88 million of them from the United States of America, and the rest from other countries.
It is important to know what these funds are used for and does it serve the interests of the country? Therefore, it is necessary to accept the American model of the draft law, and if we do not accept it, that is, we will not be worthy to be parliamentarians and to be representatives of the people in Georgia, whose interests we must protect”. – said Fridon Injia.
The chairman of the political group believes that, based on the reality of Georgia, the law should be even stricter, because Georgia is still at the beginning, on the road to development, and America has 200 years of experience in this direction.
“If we want the law to become law, it is the American version of the law that is acceptable, not the first version, a half-dead project. I already stated on June 23, 2022 that the activities of non-governmental organizations should be included in the framework of the law, because they have a structure like a political party and are financed from a foreign country; They have political groups that go on a rampage, make statements as political parties. As political parties, they demand the appointment or dismissal of various officials from the government. That is, they interfere in the political life of the country, both in domestic and foreign policy. That’s as far as we go. Therefore, it is important that this law is adopted, otherwise this situation will continue in the future.” – noted Fridon Injia.
The MP negatively evaluated the action held by the representatives of the online media in front of the Bureau’s meeting hall in the Parliament building, where the representatives of the online media protested the draft laws on “registration of foreign agents” and “transparency of foreign influence”.
According to the deputy, the responsibility for this fact belongs to the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, because it is not allowed to hold similar protests in the building of the legislative body.
“What will the work of the parliament look like if all political groups bring their supporters to the parliament and in this way protest against certain issues. This kind of thing is unacceptable and strict measures from the leadership of the parliament are definitely acceptable,” said Fridon Injia.