Podcast | Blank posters and phallic puns: how to get arrested in Georgia

7 June 2023
Protester holding up signs at anti-government protest outside parliament. Mariam Nikuradze/OC Media.

Last week, seven protesters were detained outside the Georgian Parliament for holding signs and posters the police deemed ‘offensive’. Three of those detained are being charged with petty hooliganism and disobeying police, as civil society groups questioned the legality of their detention and warned of a worrying deterioration of the state of democracy in Georgia.

This week on the Caucasus Digest, OC Media’s Mariam Nikuradze talks about the protest and how the authorities in Georgia detained activists and journalists in previous protests this year, while Guram Imnadze of the Social Justice Centre discusses the legality of the detentions and charges.

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