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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00367

Giorgi Kakava and Ketino Baikhadze

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Bob Doris, Patrick Harvie, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Collette Stevenson, Michelle Thomson, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament notes the award of permanent leave to remain for Giorgi Kavava; congratulates him on this outcome, after a three year review of his case by the Home Office; commends the leadership of Reverend Brian Casey, and the congregation of Springburn Parish Church for spearheading the campaign to prevent Giorgi's deportation; commends Giorgi's school friends and teachers at Elmvale Primary School and Springburn Academy for their solidarity during his struggle, and calls on the Home Office to also extend permanent leave to remain to Giorgi's grandmother, Ketino Baikhadze, who is Giorgi's only kinship carer after the tragic death of his mother, Sopio Baikhadze in 2018.