: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia’s Prisoners-of-War


Discussion raises shared challenges faced by those in occupied territories.The plight of the hundreds of Georgian and Ukrainians illegally held by Russia was highlighted at an IWPR event in Tbilisi addressed by former detainees themselves.
The meeting aimed at fostering a wider discussion around the respective conflicts and create more effective strategies for defending the rights of those affected.
Georgian doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili was imprisoned for 50 days in South Ossetia for supposedly crossing the border illegally. He said that this was a tactic Russia used to intimidate Georgian citizens.From left to right, moderator Temur Kiguradze, Oleg Sentsov, Vazha Gaprindashvili, Giorgi Dgebuadze, …read more

Source:: Institute for War & Peace Reporting

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