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If Mikheil Saakashvili remains at power, the inflow of Turks to Javakhetia will intensify even more, Vahagn Chakhalyan, who is serving his sentence in Rustavi, Georgia, says in his statement addressed to the voters of Javakhetia.
The author says that as long as the activists of United Javakhq Movement are in Georgian prisons, no elections can be free, fair or legitimate. If Saakashvili remains at power, the illegal arrests and cases of appropriation of property will increase in Javakhq, the political prisoners from Javakhq will remain in prisons, the attacks against the Armenian schools will be continued, Armenian teachers and officials will be dismissed, and Armenian churches will be closed. Chakhalyan stresses that all the shameful phenomena Javakhq has witnessed since Saakashvili came to power in 2004 will continue.
Today those who work for Saakashvili keep on conducting the policy of driving Armenians out of Javakhq, which is a crime against their own nation and should be severely punished by the law, he says.
Chakhalyan calls on the residents of Javakhq not to yield to any pressure or threats during the voting. He urges the voters to follow their conscience and convictions in the name of their native Javakhq.
To note, the parliamentary elections in Georgia will be held on October 1. To recall, Vahagn Chakhalyan was arrested by Georgian authorities in 2008. In April 2009 he was sentenced to 10 years in jail on fabricated charges of "violation of public order", "hooliganism", "keeping of weapon". At the moment Chakhalyan's case is being considered at the European Court of Human Rights.