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.Subscribe to IWPR’s Weekly Global Voices by email
Source:: Institute for War & Peace Reporting