Russian dissident seeks asylum in Georgia

6 September 2011, 15:38 (GMT+05:00)
Russian dissident seeks asylum in Georgia

Georgia , Tbilisi, Sept. 6 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

Russian opposition activist Andrei Derevyankin asked for political asylum in Georgia, the Georgian TV channel PIK reported. The 52-year-old Derevyankin appealed for asylum to the Georgian Presidential Administration.

Derevyankin said he chose Georgia because he does not seek comfort and well-being, but rather intends to make every effort to "fight a common enemy."

Derevyankin chairs the Katyn-2 committee, which is carrying out an independent investigation into the crash of the Polish president's airplane in Russia. In addition, the opposition leader condemns the Russian military action in South Ossetia in 2008 and demands Russia to pay reparations to Georgia.