New bill proposes punishment for defiling EU, NATO flags, other symbols

Defiling EU and NATO flags, as well as symbols of other organisations may become subject to administrative prosecution in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 26 Jul 2021 - 12:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Defiling of the flags of the EU and NATO, as well as flags and other symbols of foreign organisations Georgia belongs to, may become punishable in Georgia. 

A bill will be presented in parliament later today which proposes the addition of a new article to the administrative code of Georgia to make defiling of these symbols prosecutable, IPN news agency reports. 

During Tbilisi Pride events in early July, right-wing activists burnt the EU flag in front of the Georgian parliament building which caused dissatisfaction in the public.