An ethnic Azerbaijani teacher in southeast Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli Region has been made to publicly apologise after reporting the kidnapping of one of his former students and criticising Georgia’s Azerbaijani community for endorsing bride kidnapping. [Read more…]
Despite tightening laws against early marriages in Georgia, among the country’s ethnic Azerbaijani population, they remain common. The results of such marriages are often tragic, with young girls leaving education, becoming victims of domestic violence, or in some cases, dying. [Read more…]
Azərbaycan, Gürcüstan kitabxanalarına ermənilər əleyhinə nifrət danışığı olan kitablar göndərməkdədir. Kitabxanaların özləri bu mövzuda problem görməsə də, Gürcüstan azəriləri bunun etnik problemlərin ortaya çıxmasına səbəb ola biləcəyindən qorxur.
Azerbaijan has been supplying Georgian libraries with books containing hate speech against Armenians. While the libraries don’t see them as a problem, some Azerbaijani Georgians fear they might help plant the seeds of ethnic tension.
A promotional video for Georgia’s southern Kvemo Kartli region has met with backlash after online commenters pointed out a lack of Azerbaijanis or Azerbaijani culture visible. The video was released on 5 July by the Governor’s Office of Kvemo Kartli, a region with a 42% Azerbaijani-Georgian population, and included multiple shots of Georgian Orthodox churches and people dressed in traditional Georgian outfits.
A 20-year-old girl abducted for marriage has been returned to her parents’ house. [Read more…]
Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has been accused of forcing people to swear on the Quran that they would vote for the party in upcoming local elections. The accusations came from local people and an opposition party in the south-eastern Dmanisi Municipality, an area predominantly populated by Muslims.