Armenian Speaking Lawyers In Javakheti Denied Licenses

ARMENIAN-SPEAKING LAWYERS IN JAVAKHETI DENIED LICENSES

Armenpress
Jun 07 2006

AKHALKALAKI, JUNE 7, ARMENPRESS: The Armenian population of Akhalkalaki
and Ninotsminda regions in the southern Georgian province of Javakheti
has been unable since June 1 to hire Armenian-speaking lawyers to
defend their interests at courts.

The local A-Info news agency said the point is that the Association
of Georgian lawyers has refused to grant licenses to Armenian-speaking
lawyers in Javakheti on grounds that they do not speak Georgian.

The agency said this will drastically deteriorate the situation of
local Armenians, who will have to hire Georgian-speaking lawyers from
other regions and consequently pay much more for their services.

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