Georgian activists call on EU to sanction ‘foreign agents’ law

Georgian activists have petitioned the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, calling for sanctions against those responsible for the adoption of the ‘foreign agents’ law in Georgia.

In particular, the petition calls for targeting those responsible for acts of violence against people and activists involved in the drafting and adoption of the law.

“The Georgian Dream party and the Georgian government, with the support of corrupt judges, intend to implement the ‘foreign agents’ law, which restricts democracy and individual rights in Georgia.

It is very important to put pressure on these politicians to withdraw this law and keep the country on the European path! Georgians see themselves as Europeans and want to get closer to the European Union.

The violence and political pressure organised by Georgian Dream and the government in the last weeks must not go unanswered. The Georgian Dream party is turning Georgia into a nightmare!” The call for sanctions includes ‘travel restrictions and asset freezes’ on the persons to be sanctioned. “This would send a clear signal against the law and their undemocratic actions,” the petitioners said.

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