Conflict in Georgia

Human Rights Violations by the Government of Zviad Gamsakhurdia

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Helsinki Watch has sent two fact-finding missions to Georgia in recent months that have documented severe violations of human rights on the part of the Gamsakhurdia government, including violations of freedom of speech and the press, violations of the right to free assembly, the imprisonment of political opponents, some of whom have not used or incited others to violence, the torture and mistreatment of political prisoners and the support of or indifference to armed attacks against the independence-minded South Ossetians.

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