The great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi’s bas-relief in the center of Marneuli region in Georgia suffered an insulting behavior at the night of April 13 to 14.APA bureau in Georgia reports that the bas-relief for Nizami Ganjavi stands next to the bas-relief of Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. Unidentified persons wrote the word “Father” under the memorial of Rustaveli with color and insulting words under the memorial of Ganjavi. Besides, the unidentified persons throw mud on Nizami’s face. The analogous behavior was redone next day. The correspondent of APA appealed to the governor of Marnueli Amiran Subitidze regarding the incident. The governor said the police have partially identified the hooligans. He also said that after necessary investigations they will be detained and punished./APA/
Officials of Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia, authorities of Marneuli region and public representatives held a protest action in front of the bas-relief of Azerbaijani prominent poet Nizami Ganjavi erected in the center of Marneuli, Georgia.The Georgia bureau of APA reports that the protesters were protesting against the insulting behavior against the bas-relief. Unidentified persons wrote insulting words underneath of the monument. Intellectuals from different regions of Georgia also joined the protest action.Governor of Marneuli Amiran Shubitidze, former members of Georgian parliament Hidayet Huseynov and Ramiz Bakirov, Georgian Musicians Union Osman Ahmadoghlu and others stressed the importance of revealing and punishing the culprits on time. [...]
Three persons have been detained in connection with the desecration of the monument of the famous Azerbaijani poet, Nizami Ganjevi in Marneul district of Georgia, the Azerbaijani embassy` s in Georgia press-secretary, Elkhan Polukhov told Trend.Preliminary investigation is now being held and a criminal case is expected to be started, the district policy department told the embassy.The Ganjevi monument in the Marneul district of Georgia has been spilled over with paint and covered with obscene writings on the night from 14 to 15 April. Considering that the given case is already second case of this nature the embassy has addressed the law enforcement bodies. The Azerbaijani residents of Marneuli have started a rally in the city center demanding the investigation and punishment for those guilty.
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