Tbilisi City Court has sentenced two men to 15 years in jail for the group murder of human rights activist Vitali Safarov. The court ruled that the murder of Safarov, who was Jewish, was not a hate-motivated crime. [Read more…]
The key witness in the trial over the murder of Vitali Safarov in Tbilisi has testified that Safarov was killed because he was Jewish. [Read more…]
Two men accused of murdering 25-year-old human rights activist Vitali Safarov will remain in custody, Tbilisi City Court has ruled as dozens of people held a peaceful rally outside the court in support of Safarov. [Read more…]
Two leaders of a Georgian queer rights group detained in Batumi on 25 August say they were physically and verbally abused by police. An investigation has been opened into alleged abuse of power.
A recent confrontation between a black man and a group of white Georgian men on Tbilisi’s streets underscored the racism non-white people often face in the country. Despite reporting the matter to the police, the victim’s complaint was not taken seriously, bringing into question the authorities’ commitment to tackling racism.
Queer women in Armenia face multi-layered oppression, both for their gender and sexual expressions. A queer woman from Armenia reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.