Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hands Off the Communists of Georgia – On the persecution of Temur Pipia

Temur Pipia, Chairman of the CC of the Unified Communist Party of Georgia, was arrested in the Georgian borders on 28-29 March, upon his arrival from Russia. 

The reason for his detention was that among his personal belongings there were commemorative medals donated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) for the 75th anniversary of the Great Anti-fascist People’s Victory.

The persecution is based on Georgia’s despicable anti-communist legislation which prohibits communist symbols, equating them with the ones of the nazis! 

In a statement published on 902 portal, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces Georgian authorities for the persecution of T.Pipia and points out the following:

“No-one should forget that the people of Georgia actively participated in the struggle of the Soviet people and the Red Army for the victory against the fascist monster. More than 300 thousand Georgians lost their lives in this struggle, while 136 Georgians were given the highest honor, the one of the Hero of the Soviet Union”.

The KKE stresses out that the re-writing of History, through the unacceptable equation of the nazis with the communists and the USSR, who fought and defeated them, shall not pass!

The persecution of Temur Pipia has been strongly denounced by the Central Committee of Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) through a statement by Presidium member Kazbek Taysaev.