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We appreciate the OSCE’s active engagement to promote freedom of religion in the region. Regrettably, though, this precious freedom is imperiled in many member states. Today, some of the most egregious violations of the…
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President Eduard Shevardnadze must select new security ministers who will end organized violence against non-Orthodox Christians, Human Rights Watch said today. Last week President Shevardnadze dismissed his entire government after a Security Ministry…
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President Bush should raise Georgia’s deteriorating human rights situation with President Eduard Shevardnadze, Human Rights Watch said today. President Shevardnadze begins a five-day visit to the United States today. In a letter sent yesterday, Human…
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The Georgian authorities are indulging and abetting mob violence against non-Orthodox Christian worshippers, Human Rights Watch said today. In a 14-page memorandum released today, Human Rights Watch urged the Bush administration to challenge the Georgian…
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Vasili Basishvili, a tenth-grade student at School No. 173 in Tbilisi, appears to have been harassed by the school's staff due to his religious affiliation. The broader context for the Basishvili case is rising intolerance for charismatic Christian…
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Throughout 2000, a number of violent attacks against adherents to nontraditional confessions went unpunished, and such impunity sent a message to the perpetrators that further violence would be tolerated. Throughout 2000, a number of violent attacks…