Sofo Kiladze about the situation on the occupied territories: we witness the facts of discrimination on religious basis

07 Feb 2019
Sofo Kiladze about the situation on the occupied territories: we witness the facts of discrimination on religious basis

Today, the Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee participated in the event organized by the State Agency for Religious Issues.

The photo album printed within the project “Religions in Georgia” accumulates the cult premises of religious organizations in Georgia, including the chapels on the occupied territories and biographies of the religious leaders.

Sofo Kiladze in her speech spoke about religious diversity in Georgia and long history of tolerance. She emphasized the situation on the occupied territories in this context and discrimination on religious basis.

Today, the occupant tries to erase Georgian trace in all the churches and chapels on the occupied territories by vandal actions: they destruct the orthodox monuments, icons, frescos. It is deplorable, when the clergymen of other confessions are admitted to the occupied territories, Georgian orthodox church has no admittance. In this case, we witness the facts of discrimination on ethnic and religious basis”.

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  • Sofo Kiladze about the situation on the occupied territories: we witness the facts of discrimination on religious basis, February 7, 2018
  • Sofo Kiladze about the situation on the occupied territories: we witness the facts of discrimination on religious basis, February 7, 2018