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Editorial | Georgia’s ruling oligarch unhinged

Bidzina Ivanishvili has emerged from behind the curtains with a dark vision for the future of Georgia.

Georgia’s Foreign Agent Law Live | Riot police deploy water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters

Protests against the draft foreign agent law are set to resume, alongside the second plenary reading of the bill. 

Abkhaz Parliament rejects draft amendments outlawing ‘slander and insults’

Abkhazia’s Parliament has rejected amendments to the criminal code that would target social media users who insult or slander officials.

Georgia’s Foreign Agent Law Live | Ruling party holds mass pro-government rally in Tbilisi

Protests against the draft foreign agent law are continuing in Georgia, as the ruling Georgian Dream party pushes ahead with the controversial legislation.

Abkhazia freezes assets of non-profit organisation citing tax evasion

The Centre for Humanitarian Programmes’ was accused of tax evasion.

Georgia’s Foreign Agent Law Live | Papuashvili: EU funding is opaque

Protests against the draft foreign agent law are continuing in Georgia, as the ruling Georgian Dream party pushes ahead with the controversial legislation.

Live updates | Georgian Government announces counter-rally in Tbilisi

Protests against the draft foreign agent law are continuing in Georgia, as the ruling Georgian Dream party pushes ahead with the controversial legislation.

Podcast | A week of protests against Georgia’s foreign agent law

OC Media’s Mariam Nikuradze and Shota Kincha about the mass protests against the foreign agent law and the government’s reactions.

Live updates | Foreign agent protests to continue

Further protests against Georgia’s foreign agent law have been announced for Friday evening.

Live updates | Protesters remain in detention after foreign agent law passes first hearing

A number of protesters remain in detention, with an opposition MP also claiming that he was beaten while being detained on Wednesday night.