Georgia is a country that can guarantee the right of expression a small group, "- Rebecca Harms said in a conversation with Courier. She described the position of the Ministry of Internal Affairs about Tbilisi pride as "unconvincing".
Until then, Harms criticized the Government of Georgia in connection with LGBT persons in her comment on Twitter. She shared the post of one of the organizers of "Tbilisi Pride", according to which the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia stated it cannot take responsibility for the safe conduct of the march.
"I visited LGBT community representatives during my visit to Tbilisi and I know that they are willing to use free assembly and expression rights. The information on this issue is not convincing to me.
"I"m amazed that Georgia cannot do what other countries associated with the EU have been able to do." Pride "was organized in Moldova and Ukraine, and I propose to revise this decision, and I completely agree with the statement of the Public Defender - Georgia is a country that is capable of ensuring the security of a small group, "said Rebecca Harms.