Gela Kevlishvili - Georgia
My participation in those demonstrations was due to the election fraud in our district committed by the Citizens’ Union in the parliamentary elections of November 2, 2003; it was more comprehensive in the Azerbaijani sector. Traditionally, bunches of ballot papers were dropped into booths there. The elections went on very badly, and we applied to the regional commission, to the court, calling on them to take appropriate measures concerning those places where election fraud occurred. Neither the regional commission nor the court considered our application, and we could do nothing but to go into streets; unfortunately, it was so. That conditioned my active participation in those demonstrations.