ISSUED BY THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA on Activities Carried Out during the events of 19-21 of August by the
Bureau of the Central Committee of Communist Party (CP) of Georgia, the
Republican Committee of CP of Abkhazia, the Oblast Committee of CP of the
former South Ossetia and the self-imposed Executive Committee of the Council of
People’s Deputies of so called South Ossetia.
In gross violation of the USSR Constitution
itself, from 19-21 August 2002 attempted coup d’etat took place in the USSR that gave rise to activation of the USSR-created
spy organizations in the neighboring to the USSR sovereign States. Those actions resulted in overt
military interventions and attempted interventions in the Baltic States and Georgia, aiming to topple the constitutional regimes and
dismantle statehood of those countries.
Statements of organs of Communist Party of Georgia
(and the Abkhaz ASSR) and of so called South Ossetia in support of the criminal
group of organizers of attempted coup d’etat in the Soviet Union, amount to
overt appeal to the illegal junta of foreign country to interfere in internal
affairs of the sovereign Georgia aimed at toppling the constitutional
government in Georgia and violate its territorial integrity.
“Activities” of the self-imposed Executive
Committee of the Council of People’s Deputies of the so-called South Ossetia deserve special mentioning. As it is widely known that
for more than 8 months now, this criminal group, thanks to vast support of
armed forces of the USSR, has been usurping state power and exercising
illegal authority on the part of territory of Shida Kartli. In response to these illegal actions, the
Supreme Council and the President of the Republic of Georgia have repeatedly raised protest against the
relevant bodies of the USSR and the International community. “Thanks” to the
criminal activities of the USSR “competent” organs, the state of lawlessness is
still continues to persist, while the aforementioned individuals laid bare
their genuine face by fully supporting the so called The State Emergence
Committee of the USSR.
Taking all the aforementioned into consideration,
the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia decrees:
1. To prohibit the Communist party of Georgia and
all Communist Unions on the territory of Georgia and to suspend the functioning of their bodies.
2. To nationalize the property of the Communist
party of Georgia and all Communist Unions on the territory of Georgia declaring is as the property of the Republic of Georgia.
3. The Government of the Republic of Georgia shall secure receiving of the property of the
Communist party of Georgia and all Communist Unions on the territory of Georgia.
4. The Banks of the Republic of Georgia shall terminate all banking operations from the
accounts of the Communist party of Georgia and all Communist Unions on the territory of the Republic of Georgia, including primary, district, regional
organizations and economic and other subordinate organizations.
5. The Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Georgia shall address and make decision on bringing to
justice those individuals, who have committed crime against the Republic of Georgia in the course of the 19-21 August events unfolded
in the USSR.
6. To terminate authority of the Deputies elected
at the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia from the Communist Party of Georgia; The Commission on
Mandate and Ethics of Deputies shall submit a proposal to the next session on
the authority of those deputies.
7. The persecution or discrimination of citizens
with regard of their membership in the Communist Party is inadmissible.
Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia A.
26 August 1991
(Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Republic of
Georgia, 1991, # 8, p. 164-165)