Tea Tsulukiani, the Minister of Culture / Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia, criticized the Norwegian Conservative Party for awarding Mikheil Saakashvili with the Sjur Lindebrække Prize for Democracy and Human Rights.
“He is a sadist who had violated human rights in a number of cases while in office. It was a problem both in Georgia and abroad that sometimes black is said to be white.
Saakashvili’s guilt had been confirmed by rulings of the European Court of Human Rights over the years.
We do not even know what to say when a lie is taken as the truth and a criminal is rewarded as a dove of peace. This is simply shameful”, - said Tea Tsulukiani.