Partisan pressure on public service employees must end - საერთაშორისო გამჭვირვალობა - საქართველო
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Partisan pressure on public service employees must end

14 April, 2024

On April 13, an audio recording was released, which once again confirms the government's pressure on public service employees to fulfill the political party-related tasks and, among other things, spread disinformation damaging to European integration. This is insulting to the public servants and their dignity, it contradicts the principle of political neutrality of the public service.

The public sector employs thousands of patriotic citizens, and their efforts, often for inadequate pay, make our lives better.

Today, when Georgia once again finds itself at an important crossroad, the government forces them to perform party tasks instead of official duties. Employees in the public sector are asked to act against the European future of Georgia and share the propaganda visuals full of anti-Western messages created by "Georgian Dream" on social networks.

Our fellow citizens, we understand that it is very clear to you as well who is on the side of the Russian law - the government and supports Peskov and who is on the side of the European Union - the entire Georgian society, our children, our artists, our athletes, our scientists, our doctors, our teachers, our people. All our Western partners, the USA, the European Union and the civilized world stand by us. We believe that, as always, you are on the side of the European future.

Dear officials, we are with you. Our wish is that you do not get attacked, do not become a victim of political dismissal. And if such a thing happens, we, as in the past, are ready to stand by you.

We, the Georgian people, will surely win this battle. Georgia will never be Russia. Yes to Europe, no to Russian law!

 

Civic Engagement and Activism Center

Civil Society Foundation

Court Watch

Democracy Defenders

European-Georgian Institute

Femea

Generations Empowerment Network

Georgian Democracy Initiative

Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association

Human Rights Center

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information

International Society for Fair Elections And Democracy

Kvareli Euroclub

Reforms and Research Group

Rights Georgia

Social Justice Center

SovLab

The Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims - GCRT

Transparency International - Georgia

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