Eduard Enfiajyan sues Georgian Interior Ministry for banning entry to ancestral homeland

Eduard Enfiajyan, a US citizen from Akhaltsikhe, has sued the Georgian Interior Ministry for banning him from entering his ancestral graves. Enfiajyan’s lawyer Arthur Muradyan informed about this.

According to the lawyer, they applied to the Tbilisi court on June 30 last year in connection with the ban on Eduard Enfiajyan entering Georgia. In his words, now the second lawsuit is being prepared to apply to the Constitutional Court of Georgia. “It is unacceptable when a person is forbidden to enter the homeland of his ancestors without a reason, where he has relatives and ancestral graves.”

In his words, Enfiajyan did not commit any crime in the territory of Georgia and his ban is without reason and therefore illegal.

It should be reminded that for several years the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has banned dozens of Armenian citizens from entering Georgia without explanation, while for many Georgia is the birthplace and place of residence of relatives.

It should also be noted that despite many similar facts, this is the first precedent in Georgia when an Armenian citizen of a foreign country applies to a Georgian court for an entry ban.