Award-winning poet faces trial following peaceful demonstration in Georgia

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26 anti-LGBTQI+ protesters convicted over 2021 attack on journalists

On 5 July 2021, hundreds of anti-LGBTQI+ protesters attacked more than 50 journalists covering a pride march in Tbilisi. Twenty-five of those attackers were handed prison sentences on 4 April 2022; another was fined.

Tbilisi, Georgia, 11 July 2021. People gather in front of the parliamentary building to stage a demonstration after the death of Aleksandr "Lekso" Lashkarava, days after he was attacked while covering the 5 July counter-demonstration against a Pride march. Davit Kachkachishvili/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Georgia: Journalist dies six days after being attacked by anti-LGBTQI+ thugs

“Instead of trying to discredit the late cameraman, we demand that the Interior Ministry launch an in-depth, impartial and transparent investigation of the circumstances of his death and of the attacks suffered by journalists whom the police failed to protect.”

An injured journalist is seen after far-right demonstrators attacked him during an anti-Pride protest, in Tbilisi, Georgia, 5 July 2021, Davit Kachkachishvili/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Over 40 journalists attacked while reporting on anti-Pride protests in Georgia

Eight media workers were hospitalised in Tblisi after far-right demonstrators attacked journalists and TV crews. Sticks and bottles were thrown and equipment belonging to TV stations was stolen or damaged.