Aid Groups in Georgia Condemn Attack on Human Rights Office
A consortium of aid groups working in Georgia has issued a letter to Georgian authorities, condemning the July 10 bloody attack on The Liberty Institute, a local human rights group based in Tblisi. Click here to read the content of the letter.
The director of the group and several other staff members were beaten and seriously wounded during the raid. The assailants have not been identified.
The Liberty Institute has been a vocal opponent of religious mob violence in Georgia and has accused authorities of instigating religious intolerance.
On July 12, Human Rights Watch demanded that the Georgian government investigate and prosecute those responsible for the attack.
Read also the Human Rights Watch Report: "Vicious" Assault on Rights Leaders.