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Plan to bar Georgians from leaving country put on hold

by | Oct 3, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch–Lawmakers in Georgia have retracted a bill to make it possible for authorities to bar Georgians from leaving the country without specifying the reason.

MPs Irine Imerlishvili and Zurab Abashidze said they were revoking the bill in order to improve it, because of ‘a variety of opinion in society.’

“We think it will be better if the competent bodies prepare a regulation mechanism for this issue and present it to parliament,” their statement reads.

Imerlishvili thinks a plan may eventually be put to parliament by the Interior Ministry.

The Abashidze-Imerishvili bill would have made it possible for the authorities to deny a Georgian citizen from leaving the country because of state interests or public security, but the bill didn’t define further details of such a prohibition.



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