YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Representatives of about 20 non-governmental organizations are set to protest at the Georgian Embassy in Armenia on Wednesday, February 25, organizers of the demonstration said Monday.
The demonstrators will protest the Georgian government’s growing human rights abuses against the Armenian population of Javakhk until the authorities take real action toward rectifying the problem, said Shirak Torosyan, an organizer of the event and the president of the “Javakhk” Patriotic Union.
“Although emigration is growing, Armenia’s of Javakhk will not leave and will not assimilate, and the Georgian authorities will soon understand this.” He said.
The demonstration will coincide with the visit to Armenia of Georgia’s Parliament Speaker, David Backradze, who is scheduled to arrive in Yerevan on February 24 at the head of a parliamentary delegation.
Members of the Georgian delegation are scheduled to meet with President Serzh Sarkisian, Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, and Catholicos Karekin II. Backradze’s delegation is also scheduled to visit the Dzidzernagapert Armenian Genocide memorial and museum institute.
The delegation will visit Armenia less than a week after Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, arrived in Yerevan Friday for talks with Sarkisian, and Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian.