About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 21:06 - 23 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russian Official: 'Thousands of Georgians are in Russia Illegally'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 13 Jun.'12 / 21:23

Head of Russia’s Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, said on June 13 that there were over 9,000 Georgian citizens staying in Russia with violation of immigration procedures.

“We will be finding these people and either the migration service or court will be taking decisions about them,” Romodanovsky told journalists, according to the Russian news agencies.

Remarks came on the day when Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held hearing into Georgia’s complaints against Russia over deportations of ethnic Georgians from Russia more than five years ago. The case concerns the alleged harassment of the Georgian immigrant population in Russia in late 2006 following the arrest of four Russian officers in Georgia on espionage charges.

Romodanovsky said that those Georgians were deported because they were in Russia illegally.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on June 13, that the Russian officials’ remarks marked the launch of “yet another campaign of persecution of the Georgian citizens” in Russia.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry’s statement starts with noting police search of homes of several Russian opposition leaders in Moscow, saying that it was the launch of yet another “wave of mass human rights violations” in Russia. It also said that remarks by the head of Russian Migration Service should “be considered in this context” of human rights violations.

Latest News
23 Feb.'18 21:06
Tbilisi Lays Responsibility on Russia over Georgian Citizenís Death
Tbilisi reacts with fury to Tatunashvili’s death at the hands of Russian-backed security force in Tskhinvali.
23 Feb.'18 17:09
Danish Foreign Minister Visits Georgia
Anders Samuelsen discussed foreign policy, financial aid program in meetings with Georgian officials.
23 Feb.'18 13:37
Georgian Dies in Tskhinvali Custody
Archil Tatunashvili had been detained in Akhalgori by Tskhinvali security force before dying in custody.
23 Feb.'18 10:42
U.S. Ambassador Bids Farewell to Georgia
Ian Kelly highlighted internal political challenges Georgia is facing in his farewell address.
22 Feb.'18 14:05
Georgia in TIís 2017 Corruption Perception Index
Georgia’s score in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index has slightly worsened.
22 Feb.'18 12:40
Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Broadcasting Law
The amendments have triggered strong criticism from CSOs, media outlets and parliamentary opposition.
22 Feb.'18 11:04
Georgia in Amnestyís Annual Human Rights Report
The Amnesty International highlights several concerns regarding the state of human rights in Georgia.
21 Feb.'18 18:14
Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman Visits Georgia
Refat Chubarov met Georgian parliamentary speaker and government minister during his stay in the country.
21 Feb.'18 16:38
President Campaigns to Engage Youth in Centennial Celebrations
Georgia will mark the centennial anniversary of restoration of its statehood on May 26, 2018.
21 Feb.'18 13:26
Foreign Minister Warns Against Visa-Waiver Abuse
Over 220,000 Georgian citizens have enjoyed visa free travel to the Schengen area.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
82