The UCP-CPSU Central Council hereby rejects the actions undertaken by the Georgian Border Guards who detained Temur Pipia, the Leader of the United Communist Party of Georgia on the night of March 28/29, 2020.
Temur Pipia was in Russia on a working visit as a delegate to the International Economic Forum in the City of Orel.
Gennady Zyuganov, the CPRF leader, sent through him 300 medals produced in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and intended for the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. These awards were confiscated by the Georgian Custom officers with reference to the so-called “Charter of Freedom”, dated 2011, which puts under a ban together Fascist symbols and ideology and the Communist ones.
A court hearing against Temur Pipia is expected. The leader of the Georgian Communists is facing the threat of either a fine or imprisonment.
The Central Council of UCP-CPSU openly condemns cynicism and hypocrisy of Georgian authorities towards genuine patriots of the country along with application of methods illegitimate in view of the International Law. By detention of Temur Pipia Georgia has demonstrated negligence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19, which guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Hence the provocative nature of Georgian actions in this respect is beyond doubt. The authority just insults the memory of approximately 300,000 compatriots sacrificed their lives in the Great Patriotic War. 136 Georgian soldiers and officers participated in the Great Patriotic War were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
To forget about the high price of freedom for alive today and moreover to forbid means sacrilege and violation of all common human and global values!
The UCP-CPSU Central Council declares about unacceptability of such measures against Georgian Communists and patriots as well as about negative effect of that incident on relations between our two nations.
The UCP-CPSU Central Council demands an immediate stop of prosecution against Temur Pipia!