Your lobbyists’ letter is, in fact, an acknowledgment that there was an agreement on political prisoners, said one of the leaders of the opposition party “European Georgia” Giga Bokeria to the Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, when he was delivering to the Parliament a report on coronavirus.
“Apart from the pandemic, one of the biggest problems is the political crisis in our country. We believe that there were political prisoners in Georgia, one political prisoner is still in prison, you do not consider them political prisoners, you say that there was no agreement…
I recently saw a letter from your lobbyists in the United States to our international partners. First of all, I would like to ask you, who recommended you to make such step – letter from lobbyist instead of the Government?
I just want to ask you: why you are not interested in closing this sheet? This is considered disgraceful action, which is typical for authoritarian regimes. A lobbyist may advise you on how to speak, what strategy to have, but the government, and not lobbyists, writes the letters”, - said Giga Bokeria.